A newborn baby girl has been discovered buried alive in northern India.
The baby was found by a villager who was burying his daughter, who had died minutes after birth.
According to the Police Chief, the villager found the girl when digging a grave in a burial ground.
In the process, the spade hit an earthen pot, which was pulled out. The baby girl, who had been put inside the pot about three feet below the ground, was rushed to the hospital, where she is recovering.
Police have now launched an investigation into the incident, to find the parents of the baby.
India’s gender ratio is one of the worst in the world.
Women are often discriminated against socially and girls are seen as a financial burden, particularly among poor communities.