A newborn baby girl who was found horrifically buried alive in an Indian forest has died of her injuries.
The baby was just one day old when she was found wrapped in a cloth and half buried under earth and gravel last week, in Mandleshwar forest, outside the city of Indore in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
She was rushed to a local government hospital with heavy bleeding from her nose and mouth but tragically died the following day from her injuries.
Police believe the baby was abandoned in yet another tragic case of the controversial female foeticide and infanticide crisis that is sweeping India.
Officer B Yadav, from Indore Police, said it is suspected the girl’s family had abandoned her and left her to die.