In an uncanny incident, a father found an earthen pot with a newborn girl in it when he was digging a pit to bury his own stillborn daughter who had died minutes after birth in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly.
According to reports, Hitesh Kumar Sirohi, a trader, rescued the newborn girl and fed her milk using cotton. The girl has now been admitted to a private hospital.
According to Superintendent of Police (city) Abhinandan Singh, Sirohi's wife Vaishali is a sub-inspector posted in Bareilly. She was admitted to a private hospital last week after she complained of labour pains. She gave birth to a seven-month premature girl, who died within a few minutes.
Sirohi had gone to bury his daughter and as the pit was being dug, at a depth of three feet, the spade hit an earthen pot, which was pulled out. There was a baby girl lying in it.
The SP said that the girl was alive and breathing heavily. She was taken to the district hospital and admitted. Her condition is stable now.
The police official said that the details of the girl’s parents, who had attempted to bury her alive, were yet to be ascertained.
“We are trying to identify the person who had buried the baby girl alive. We are checking the CCTV footage of cremation ground. An FIR would be registered soon,” Harishchandra Joshi, SHO of Subhashnagar Police Station told TOI.
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Bareilly Vineet Shukla said that the local Bharatiya Janata Part (BJP) MLA Rajesh Misra had taken the responsibility for the girl's treatment.
The trader, on the other hand, has offered to adopt the child.
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