A horrifying video has been emerged which shows a stray dog carrying the body of a newborn baby outside a hospital in India.
Passerby were shocked and filmed the incident as the stray animal carried the newborn’s remains down the street near a hospital in the village of Gopalganj, in Madhya Pradesh.
Then the footage shows the dog fed parts of the baby to its puppies before police arrived and recovered the body.
Sanjay Soni, station house officer of the town police, said officers are now working to identify the baby and find out how the dog got hold of it.
Pictured: The street outside a hospital in India where the dog was filmed carrying the body of a newborn baby
Still, it is not clear whether the infant was alive or dead when the animal found it.
‘As soon as we received the information, we reached the spot and found body of a new-born in disturbing condition,’ Soni told Asian News International.
‘The body has been sent for postmortem and an investigation is underway to identify the child,’ he added.
Doctor Arun Saraf, who works at the district hospital close to where the dog was spotted, said: ‘After the incident came to light, we started an investigation.’
The incident came into light after another stray dog was found with a dead human baby in a similar incident, also in Madhya Pradesh, which happened last month.
In a third such incident, in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the body of a girl who died a few hours after birth was stolen by a dog after being left wrapped up in a rug on the floor in a hospital.