A tiny baby boy has been rescued after being buried alive in a shallow grave – three days after his mother left him to die.
The discovery of the newborn infant came after staff at the timber factory in South Africa – where his mother worked – heard him crying.
According to Daily Mail:
The 25-year-old mother had made a makeshift grave of sand and timber taken from the factory after fearing her parents would be upset about her having a second child.
When the baby was found she admitted to police what she had done.
Captain Gerald Mfeka said: ‘They searched and found him hidden underneath some timber, covered in sand.
“On hearing the commotion, the mother confessed that the child was hers. Her explanation was that she was afraid of her parents.
‘This was her second child, the elder one being four years old, and she felt her parents would not approve of another baby.”
The baby boy was taken to an intensive care unit at a nearby hospital. There is no word yet on what charges may be levied against her for committing the unconscionable crime.