In China, a newborn was buried alive and left to die by his parents because he has a cleft lip. However, miraculously, the boy survived even though he was alone underground for eight days. The parents claim that the boy’s grandparents helped conspire to kill the child by hiring a man to get rid of him and paying $290.
Now the parents, grandparents and the man who carried out the attempted murder are in police custody. The deputy director of pediatrics at Tiandong County People’s Hospital, Wu Weilli, said the boy’s parents acted abnormally when their son was born.
He said, “Normal parents ask the hospital to provide birth certificate and arrange for medical insurance, but this family didn’t want a birth certificate and left immediately after paying the bill. We do not know what exactly happened during the period of time when the baby was discharged from the hospital on April 24, and when he was admitted to the hospital again on May 4.”
Additionally, Weilli said that many children are left to die in China because they have special needs. He concluded, “…I still can’t believe parents can abandon their own babies. Cleft lip and palate are treatable and many public interest organizations would like to provide funds for those kids.
Initially, the woman who found the child, Lu Fenglian, thought she was hearing the spirits of a local monk but later realized it was a baby. Fenglian was picking herbs on the hillside in China’s Guangxi province when she made the discovery.
Unbelievably, the infant’s parents were recently released on bail and are seeking custody of the boy. In fact, they even wrote a letter of apology and said they would never hurt their son again. The head of the county’s civil affairs bureau responded and said, “We worry that the baby’s parents may hurt him again. Even though they will not, this tragedy may haunt the family and affect the boy’s mental health.”
The location where the baby’s parents buried him alive:
The baby was rushed to the Tian Dong County People’s Hospital where he received emergency medical treatment. His carer, named Aunty Liu, said that when the baby arrived at the hospital he was in a very bad condition and he had to be kept in an incubator for several days.
Shockingly, as doctors cleaned the dirt off the baby’s body he coughed up a thick black substance that doctors reported was dirt that he had been swallowing while underground.
Sources have suggested that the baby was able to survive because rainwater provided him with sufficient moisture.
After several days of medical attention his condition has stabilised enough for him to be removed from the incubator.
Priest Zhao added that many people choose to be buried in the Feng Long Ridge area due to its good Feng Shui. Zhao said: ‘The baby was buried among numerous unmarked graves and was still found alive, so he must be blessed.’
The parents of the baby have been traced following the discovery, and have been revealed to be a young couple from nearby Siping Village in Ping Ma town.
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