Tuesday, 18. June 2013 - 09:06
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This baby miracle is lucky to be alive after having its throat cut and then being put in a plastic bag and thrown in a dustbin at Anshan city, in northeast China’s Liaoning province.
The baby – a girl – is thought to be a victim of the country's one child policy where parents restricted to only having a single child prefer boys and girl children are unwanted and often discarded. Although reporting is discouraged infanticide of guilt children is still a problem in rural areas but it is rare that it is observed in the city.
The baby's fate has horrified China.
The youngster was spotted when a passerby went to throw some rubbish in the and saw what he thought was a dead baby in the bag.
He told police that the child was purple and had not moved until he examined the bag more closely – not convinced that it was a real baby.
Medics said that if the baby had been left in the bag a few minutes longer she would have died of suffocation and it had already been affected by the lack of oxygen hence the purple colour.
They said that the baby had been born premature and was probably between 32 and 34 weeks old and weighing just 1.4 kg.
A medic said that if the cut had been just a millimetre deep in the baby would have died.
The local social services boss told media that although cases of child abandonment were not uncommon it was extremely rare that babies which were dumped would also be first killed.
Medics said that once the baby had recovered it would be put in a children's home.
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