Incredible moment a newborn baby girl BURIED ALIVE in a field in India is is rescued after a girl spots her feet sticking up through the dirt
- Villagers in India have rescued a newborn baby girl who was buried alive in India
- Girl, thought to be no more than six hours old, was left to die in shallow sand pit
- The baby was rushed to hospital where she remains under observation
- Hospital staff have named the girl Dharitri, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘the earth’
The girl, thought to be no more than six hours old, was left to die in a shallow sand pit in a field when a young child spotted her feet poking through the ground on Saturday.
The baby, found in Jajpur district in Odisha state, was rushed to hospital where she remains under observation, officials said.
The area where she was discovered is one of many impoverished states where families hope for sons and go to any lengths possible to avoid having to raise a daughter.
Chief medical officer Jajpur district Fanindra Kumar Panigrahi told AFP: ‘She is doing fine and all her parameters are normal. She is a full term baby, weighing around 2.5 kg.
‘Her umbilical cord was intact and body was still covered with vernix.’
A witness who helped with the rescue, Alok Rout, said: ‘It was a little kid who first saw the feet of the child buried under a compost dump in a field…