Video: Newborn Baby Rescued After Being Buried Alive — Police Quickly Realize Why Parents Did It Video: 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... Video: 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

  • Kianna Johnson

    2018-01-12 #1 Author

    I really hate that things like this occur.
    Especially because I gave birth for the very first time this year to a beautiful, healthy little baby girl and I cried so many tears knowing I gave life and just seeing my little girl. It changes your life in an instant because that’s YOUR CHILD. Not just that but even in the womb when they start kicking and moving around. . . I feel like that’s the best part. There is so much beauty in it & I look at it as. . . This sperm/This child took refuge in my body and chose me as their mother. It changes your life. I can’t fathom where people would want to hurt THAT EXPERIENCE which becomes a part of them & IS a part of them for the rest of their lives! Babies are Blessings. . .they aren’t something you just throw away or decide you don’t want. I wanted a boy to start off with but I got a little girl instead and loved her all the same. . .
    I just pray this child has a better life than how she began. It’s sad. . . :'(

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  • Angilica Williams

    2018-01-12 #2 Author

    Very educational

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  • Paradise Thompson

    2018-01-12 #3 Author

    This Is Very Sad , And Hurtful

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  • Ms. Harris

    2018-01-12 #4 Author

    So sad god bless the baby.

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  • Ciara Walker

    2018-01-12 #5 Author

    This I should so sad it really is crazy.

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  • Aja

    2018-01-12 #6 Author

    oh no ! I couldn’t even imagine , I gave birth to my baby girl almost 2 months ago … a lot of countries look down upon women in reality we can do anything a man can do

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  • Susan

    2018-01-12 #7 Author

    when you were formed in the womb, no man knew about it. So therefore no human will determine you death! God bless the rescuers. Babies are God sent angels

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  • Dominique jackson

    2018-01-12 #8 Author

    This is so sad….. Prayers for the baby

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  • Fay

    2018-01-12 #9 Author

    Aww God Bless Prayers For The Baby

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  • Nessa Ness

    2018-01-12 #10 Author

    This is horrible! No baby should undergo this tragedy. Prayers for the little one.

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  • Gracesame Liquit

    2018-01-12 #11 Author

    Thanks god for the miracle! 🙏 The baby deserves to live. 😇 The parents should be responsible on this. It so sad and hurtful knowing that there are heartless people who can do this. 😢

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  • Khadijah Stringfellow

    2018-01-13 #12 Author

    Praying for the baby!

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  • Chantel

    2018-01-13 #13 Author

    SMH some people are sick😔 praying for the baby

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  • Tasha

    2018-01-13 #14 Author

    Wow this is crazy

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  • Marnisha

    2018-01-13 #15 Author

    What such a hateful thing for a baby to endure

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  • Etline astwood

    2018-01-13 #16 Author

    This is so sad..please God help the baby 😢

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  • India

    2018-01-13 #17 Author

    Poor baby 😩 so sad. A miracle indeed 🙌🏽😇

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  • Bridgette Reese

    2018-01-13 #18 Author

    God is amazing. Bless this baby

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  • Elizabeth Micheal

    2018-01-14 #19 Author

    May God protect the baby

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  • Munchy

    2018-01-14 #20 Author

    Wow this is not right at all.

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  • Amara

    2018-01-15 #21 Author

    God Bless The little Baby

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  • Jelisa C

    2018-01-15 #22 Author

    Wow sad world! So glad they found him

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  • Chelsea

    2018-01-15 #23 Author

    Wow This Is Very Sad 😭😭

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  • Tanisha Rainey

    2018-01-16 #24 Author

    Wow I can’t believe he would do that to such a precious baby but thank God for his grace

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