Government to look after infant saved from being buried alive

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Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to look after the infant saved just in time on Tuesday from being buried alive by his father in Srinagar.

Farooq Ahmad Lone, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, said on Wednesday the Srinagar Child Welfare Committee would take care of the abandoned infant.

People in old city Nowhatta area on Tuesday reportedly saw Manzoor Hussain Banyari of Shopian district trying to bury his infant child alive.

Banyari was handed over to police while the authorities shifted the child for treatment to a children’s hospital in the city.

The father said the child was suffering from a congenital deformity and that he had no means to treat the child.

Banyari was arrested and later released on bail.

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–IANS

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