Thursday, April 21, 2011

Miracle of newborn baby who survived being strangled, suffocated with leaves... and buried alive - 20th Apr 2011

A baby who was strangled and buried alive was rescued when his cries alerted a man who assumed a cat had become trapped.

A rubbish bag had been twisted around the newborn boy’s neck in an apparent attempt to strangle him and leaves had been stuffed in his mouth.

He was found when the 60-year-old heard what he thought was a cat meowing in a tiny garden on the rooftop of a six-storey car park in Singapore.

‘I thought there was a cat in trouble, so I pushed the bushes aside to look around,’ Tay Kim Sia told a newspaper.

When he saw a small foot sticking out of the ground, he investigated further, thinking it might be a battery-operated soft toy.

But digging away the soil with his hands, he was amazed to find the baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached.

He lifted the baby from his shallow grave and took him to a nearby pensioners’ activity centre before he was transferred to a hospital.

The child did not appear to have suffered any obvious ill effects.

Police found blood in a stairwell at the car park and a bundle of bloody clothes in bushes near where the baby was buried.

‘We are trying to find the boy’s family,’ said a police spokesman. Source