Innocent victim of China’s one child policy? Newborn baby girl discarded in bin and left to die in plastic bag… with her throat cut

An abandoned newborn baby is recovering in  hospital after having her throat cut, being put in a plastic bag and thrown into  a garbage bin in China’s Liaoning province.

The female baby – so newborn that her placenta and umbilical cord were still  attached – was discovered by a man who  was searching a bin for recyclables.

Local residents called police and the tiny  girl was taken to hospital, where she remains in a critical  condition.

Recovering: The premature baby was found in a bin, with placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in Anshan city in northeast China

Recovering: The premature baby was found in a bin, with  placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in Anshan city in northeast  China

A resident who witnessed the girl being taken  to hospital said: ‘She was still breathing and had a heartbeat. Blood from the  wound stained the whole body.’

Doctors worked to close a two-inch wound  across her neck, so deep that it went down to her windpipe.

A doctor at the hospital said that had the  cut been any deeper at all ‘she would have died instantly’.

The girl was found in Anshan city, in  northeast China.

She is believed to be a victim of the  country’s notorious one child policy – and seems to confirm the long-held belief  that parents upon which this restriction is imposed prefer boys.

Infanticide of ‘guilt children’ is still a  problem in rural areas but it is rare in cities, where children are usually  abandoned but not killed.

The baby’s fate has horrified China. The  girl, who is yet to be named, was spotted when a collectibles scavenger saw what  he thought was a dead baby in a bag.

He told police that the child was purple and  had not moved until he examined the bag more closely – not convinced that it was  a real baby.

Doctors said that baby had been born  premature and was probably between 32 and 34 weeks old, weighing just three  pounds. Medics said that once the baby had recovered it would be put in a  children’s home.

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