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Baby rescued after 16 hours in grave
July 02, 2003 16:14 IST
In yet another case of female infanticide, a baby girl was rescued sixteen hours after her father buried her alive in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district.
On the morning of June 30, a Patel family at a village within the Hanumana Police Station area was blessed with a third daughter. This 'trauma' made her dad bury the child in a hole near the hamlet. When the mother protested, the accused threatened her, but the matter became known to the police.
Collector S K Mishra directed that the grave be dug up and the baby girl was found alive. The infant has been hospitalised at Hanumana.
A case was registered against the accused, who is absconding.
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