Alive baby girl found inside grave!
Published: 11:16 PM, 14 October 2019 Updated: 11:17 PM, 14 October 2019
A newborn baby girl has been discovered buried alive in a cemetery in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh in India while a family digging grave for their stillborn baby girl.
The baby was found by a villager who was burying his own daughter, who had died minutes after birth. She was found 3ft (90cm) below the ground and taken to the hospital immediately. She'd been wrapped in cloth and placed inside a clay pot.
Doctors said the girl was born prematurely and had probably been buried for two days before being unearthed by the gravediggers. She weighed just 1.1 kilograms and was being treated for a lung infection at a local hospital.
Hitesh Kumar, the father of the stillborn baby, said he was shocked to hear a baby's cry as the grave for his own baby daughter was being dug.
"At one point, I thought that my daughter had come alive," Mr. Kumar said.
"But the voice was actually coming from the pot. When the pot was opened, a baby girl was inside."
Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Superintendent of Police (City) Abhinandan Singh said, "We are trying to find the parents of the baby and we suspect that this must have happened with their consent.”
A local politician, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, is funding the baby girl's medical care.