A newborn baby girl was found being ‘eaten alive’ by ants after she was dumped unclad in a rubbish bin in India. The girl, who was just two hours old, was found covered in ant bites close to a school in Bhopal. School security guard Ahmed Kahn, 32, made the shocking discovery and said the baby girl was clearly in pain.
The 32-year-old said: “I heard the sound of a baby crying but at first thought it was some kids messing around.
“But as it continued I realised it was coming from a bin across the road and when I went over I saw this blood red body of a baby covered in ants.
“It was truly horrifying.
“The baby was waving its arms and legs around to get away from the pain from the bites because it was covered in ants.
“They were crawling all over her and eating her alive.
“I immediately pulled her out, beat off the ants and called an ambulance.”
The baby was taken to hospital and is now in a critical condition.
Police say they have now tracked the mother down after studying CCTV footage showing a hooded woman dumping the unclad child in the bin.
A police spokesman said: “The woman is from the city of Chindwada but moved here last year and was living with her sister.
“She became pregnant with a man who slept with her on the pretext of getting married, but then disappeared.
“Overcome with guilt and shame she disposed of the newborn baby to avoid humiliation and social stigma.
“She was arrested and could be charged with endangering the life of a child.”
A hospital spokesman said: “She was about two-hours-old and was in a very bad way.
“We are keeping her under constant observation.”
Source: Mirror UK