4-day-old girl rescued after being found buried alive in cemetery

Clay Curtis
October 16, 2019

"We are looking for her parents and it is possible that they are involved in it", local police superintendent Abhinandan Singh said at a briefing.

As he attempted to lay his own daughter to rest, a grieving father in northern India was shocked to discover a baby girl buried alive in the same cemetery.

"Their spade hit the pot and they heard a baby's cries coming from it", the officer told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

"The police took the baby to the city hospital where she is getting treatment". Girls are considered an expensive burden for families who have to pay dowries when they marry.

Dr Saurabh Anjan said: 'She must have received some oxygen when buried in the grave through the pores in the soil which was possibly loose as the grave must have been fresh. "On Thursday, she gave birth to a seven-month premature girl, who died within a few minutes", NDTV quoted Singh as saying. "When they pulled out the pot, they found a baby in it", Mr Singh said.

Doctors said the girl was born prematurely and had probably been buried for two days before being unearthed by the gravediggers.

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"It's a miracle that she survived, I believe that god has saved her life and sent her to me".

'She used her brown fat also known as Brown Adipose tissue, and is a special type of body fat that is activated to maintain core temperature, to survive. She is now being treated at a hospital, and authorities are searching for the culprit.

As the news of the girl being found spread, a local legislator extended help for her medical treatment.

The U.S. -based NGO Invisible Girl Project reported that tens of thousands of female Indian fetuses are aborted every year, according to CNN.

The baby girl's abandonment is under investigation and police say they suspect her parents could be complicit in the burial.

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