FAISALABAD: In a sad incident a newborn baby girl perished in a garbage disposal fire after being dumped in the garbage container by unknown individuals. The unfortunate episode happened Faisalabad’s Canal Road vicinity.
The child was burnt to death after sanitary workers burned the garbage in a routine activity.
The body was transferred to Allied Hospital’s mortuary.
According to police officials, such occurrences are not new. In the past one month only, officials have recovered at least half a dozen newborns from garbage containers. “All of the newborns thrown in garbage dumps across the city were girls,” a police spokesperson said. “Four of the five children were found dead, while only one child was shifted to a medical facility alive.”
Earlier this year in July, the police rescued a four-day-old baby after he was reportedly sold by his
Incidents of dumping newborns on garbage dumps or selling them have started becoming a fairly common practice for parents who are too poor to raise the children themselves. Some of these instances rise because of the undesirable gender of the girl child and the social stigma behind too many daughters in a household.