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Villagers save newborn baby girl being buried alive by mother in Bihar

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PATNA—Villagers in Bihar saved a newborn baby girl from being killed after mother tried to bury her alive. The incident took place in Lakhisarai district on Saturday.

Reports said the woman dug out a ditch and trying to bury her newborn baby when a neighbor saw all this from the roof of her house and raised an alarm.

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Hearing her alarm, the local villagers rushed to spot and rescued the baby.

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“The woman first wrapped the baby in a blanket and then buried inside a ditch before putting some half-a-dozen bricks over her in a bid to kill her but I saw all this and raised an alarm. Thus the baby could be saved,” said a woman who was a witness to the incident.

The rescued baby has been admitted to a local government hospital for treatment. According to the doctors, the baby appears to be five-six-day-old.

“We have taken the woman under custody and are interrogating her but she has refused to provide more details,” a local police official Rajiv Kumar said.

The incident comes amid the government launching extensive campaigns to save the baby girls and end gender discrimination in the country.

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