Man rescues buried alive baby while digging pit to bury premature daughter

A man from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly found a newborn girl in an earthen pot buried almost three feet below the ground, as he was digging a pit to bury his daughter, who died minutes after being born prematurely.

Hitesh Kumar Sirohi, a trader by profession rescued the girl and fed her milk using cotton. The girl is currently admitted to a private hospital.

“She was admitted to a private hospital after she complained of labour pain on Wednesday. On Thursday, she gave birth to a seven-month premature girl, who died within a few minutes,” Superintendent of Police (city) Abhinandan Singh posted in Bareilly said.

Sirohi had gone to bury his daughter on Thursday evening, the officer said, adding, “As the pit was being dug, at a depth of three feet, the spade hit an earthen pot, which was pulled out. There was a baby girl lying in it.”

The girl was alive and breathing heavily, the SP said, adding that she was rushed to the district hospital.

The details of the girl’s parents, who had attempted to bury her alive were yet to be ascertained. The police are trying to trace the girl’s mother.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Bareilly Vineet Shukla said that Bithari Chainpur MLA Rajesh Mishra had taken the responsibility for the girl’s treatment.

Source : Various

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