Newborn Baby Rescued After Being Buried Alive — Police Quickly Realize Why Parents Did It. Newborn Baby Rescued After Being Buried Alive — Police Quickly Realize Why Parents Did It.
We live in a ‘disposable’ society. We have disposable just about everything, cell phones, cups, and the like. But one thing that will never... Newborn Baby Rescued After Being Buried Alive — Police Quickly Realize Why Parents Did It.

We live in a ‘disposable’ society. We have disposable just about everything, cell phones, cups, and the like. But one thing that will never be disposable is life – a human life or the life of an animal. Tragically, a newborn baby girl was buried alive in India.

Villagers in the Jaipur district of Odisha were able to rescue the infant when they saw her feet sticking out of the ground.

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She was just about 6 hours old when she was left to die. In the village, sons are the preferred child and having a girl is something that people try to avoid. But, you can’t choose the sex of your baby.

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Fanindra Kumar Panigrahi, Jaipur’s chief medical officer, said the baby girl was recovering and was in good health despite her ordeal.

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Alok Rout, who helped save the baby girl, recalls that the infant’s face was wrapped in a cloth and she was buried under a compost dump. At the hospital, the girl was named Dharitri, which in Sanskrit, means “the earth.”

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The child’s father, Ramesh Chandra Basantia, 35, was arrested and he confessed to the crime. Basantia is already a father of four and worked as a part-time driver.

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Female infanticide is quite common, according to an article in Time magazine, around 2,000 girls are killed in the womb each day in India.

Baby girls are seen as a burden in the patriarchal society. Efforts are underway to help enforce laws against the determination of the baby’s sex before birth.

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Henry Okafor

  • Jayda

    2017-05-09 #1 Author

    This is so sad! Glad the baby is okay

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  • Nthwateng Mphanya

    2017-05-09 #2 Author

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    I wish this innocent child full recovery and a healthy life

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  • Maerylle

    2017-05-09 #3 Author

    Omg that’s brutal. Good to know that the baby is alive.

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  • victoria ayewa

    2017-05-09 #4 Author

    Hmmm. what a world we are leaving in where they feel a girl child is a less a child. when some are looking for some are disposing Gods gift. God will help us. Thank God the child is fine.

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