It is such a disturbing sight to see baby girls being killed even today. This incident happened in a village in India’s Jaipur district. Children noticed something strange sticking out of the sand and immediately alerted the adults who rushed to the spot.
When they started to dig the place they saw it was the feet of a baby and luckily it was alive and healthy. It was just six hours old and in fact the umbilical cord was still attached at the time. She was named as “Dhartri” which means “Earth” in the hospital.
The father of the child has since been arrested and will be charged with attempted infanticide. He has confessed to the crime, saying that he was too poor to raise a daughter.
Let us hope that the girl has a bright future.