SP City Bareilly, Abhinandan Singh speaking to media.
SP City Bareilly, Abhinandan Singh speaking to media.

UP: Man goes to bury dead baby, finds infant girl alive buried inside an earthen pot

ANI | Updated: Oct 14, 2019 13:31 IST

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct 14 (ANI): A newborn girl was found buried alive inside an earthen pot in a cremation ground here.

The infant was found and rescued on Saturday by a man who had gone to bury his daughter.

Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Abhinandan Singh said: "A very inhuman incident came to light under the limits of Subhash Nagar police station in Maninath cremation ground in which a newborn girl was buried by unknown people inside an earthen pot. The baby was found by members of a family who had gone to bury their daughter who died following premature birth,"

"After digging for a while, they found a pot and heard a baby crying. Soon, a police team reached the spot and the baby was sent to a hospital where she is undergoing treatment," he said.

"We are now trying to find the parents of the baby. We will take strict action against those who have buried the infant alive," he added.

Pooja, a relative of the mother of the dead baby said, "When my husband and another relative went to bury the dead baby they found an earthen pot after digging for a while. We could hear a baby crying from the pot.

"So they took her out and fed her milk. They also called the police and an ambulance immediately," she said.

Vimal Kumar NICU in-charge said, "The hospital staff have named the baby Sita. She is undergoing treatment here, she has not yet recovered fully." (ANI)