Newborn baby boy is rescued by police in India after his mother hanged herself while he was still attached to her umbilical cord
- WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The baby boy was cleaned and wrapped by the police, after they discover his mother had hanged herself on Thursday morning
- Baby was found under the mother’s sari, after her husband called the police
- Infant was rushed to hospital and given first aid, he is now in a healthy condition
A baby in India has been miraculously saved by police after the child’s mother took her own life, while her newborn son was still attached by the umbilical cord.
Officers noticed the baby under the 36-year-old woman’s sari after responding to an emergency call from her husband.
The baby boy was then cleaned and wrapped up by the police after they found his mother had hanged herself in a cowshed in the town of Katni, Madhya Pradesh state, on Thursday morning.
The baby has miraculously survived after his mother took her own life after giving birth
The infant was rushed to hospital after a doctor detached the umbilical cord and gave him first aid.
He is now in a healthy condition in hospital.
The women has been named by local police as Laxmi Thakur.
Police officer Kavita Saini said: ‘When I reached the spot and examined the body, I found a baby dangling under her sari.
The baby was found attached by the umbilical cord under the mother’s sari
‘We cleaned the baby, wrapped him in a blanket and waited for medical help to arrive.
The baby is healthy and we have moved him to a district hospital.’
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