Uttar Pradesh, India: The burial of a newborn baby girl has led a devastated mother and father to find another baby girl who was buried alive just days after she was born.
The nightmare started after Hitesh and Vaishali Kumar, lost their daughter at birth after the wife went into labor. The parents found themselves in a situation where they had to bury their precious newborn. Workers helped them dig a grave for the baby girl.
“My wife had given birth to a stillborn child at a private hospital in Rampur Garden locality of the city,” Hitesh said, according to The Sun. “We took the baby to a crematorium where the labours were digging a grave. Suddenly, a laborer’s spade hit a pot. It was kept in a bag.”
Hitesh and the others never expected to find a 3-day-old baby that was buried alive just three-feet below ground.
“When they took the bag out, they found a baby wrapped in a cloth. She was alive and crying,” Hitesh said.
“At one point I thought my daughter has come alive but the voice was actually coming from the pot. We couldn’t understand much and asked the guard to have a look at it. When the pot was opened, a baby girl was kept inside. I immediately called an ambulance and informed police to ensure that her life was saved.”
The little angel, who weighed around 2.4 lbs, was immediately brought to the hospital where medics took care of her.
Miraculously, she had survived for days in a life-threatening situation. Doctors called her a “fighter”.
“Premature babies often need less oxygen supply to survive, she truly is a fighter,” Doctor Saurabh Anjan said after the baby was saved.
“She must be receiving some oxygen when buried in the grave through the pores in the soil which was possibly loose as the grave must be fresh… She survived despite her platelet count dropped to 10,000 while the normal range is 150,000 and exhibited the character of a true fighter. We are providing every possible treatment to her.”
After the baby was found, police launched an investigation to find those responsible.
Police chief Abhinadnan Singh had the following to say:
“We are trying to find the parents of the baby and we suspect that this must have happened with their consent.”
After the infant was saved, the media reported that Hitesh and Vaishali were thinking about adopting her.
“My sister and her husband were devastated after they gave birth to a stillborn but this baby has given some hopes to them,” Viashali’s sister, Pooja told local media, the Daily Mail reported. “They are willing to adopt her and will approach the child welfare committee once she is completely healed and fit enough to go home.”
Even though the couple considered adopting the baby girl, reports later said that she was put up for adoption end of last year, according to the BBC.