Thai police quickly identified the 15 year old mother of the child in the small Thai village community. The baby is now reported to be healthy by medics at Champuang Hospital where it has already been visited by the Governor of the Province. The family of the young Thai mother have applied to care for the child once it is released from hospital
A Thai dog could well have the saved the life of a newly born in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima province on Wednesday when it reacted furiously to finding a new born child who had earlier been buried alive in a field by its fearful teenage mother. A local man reacted to the dog and the child, whose leg was visible above ground. The infant was quickly extracted and later taken to hospital. The boy is now reported to be in a healthy state as Thai police interview the young mother.
A Thai dog saved the life of a newly born baby on Wednesday in Nakhon Ratchasima after it found the infant who had previously been buried alive by his mother. The baby boy’s crying and scent had drawn the canine to the spot.
Thai man tending to cows alerted to buried baby by dog barking and baby wailing
41 year old Usa Nisaikha, a local Thai man, explained what happened to the media. He said he was tending to cows on a farm near a plantation in Ban Nong Khlam village when he heard a dog bark and the sound of a baby wailing. The noise alerted him to an urgent situation. When he ran towards the dog, he found that the animal was scratching at the ground urgently. A baby’s leg was exposed above the surface.
Little boy quickly transported to hospital
Usa quickly uncovered the infant from the ground. The Thai man whisked the baby to the village to seek help. The dramatic incident occurred on the Cassava plantation which is approximately one mile from the village of Ban Nong Kham in Tambon Thalad. The little baby boy was quickly transported to the area hospital. The locality is situated in the Chumpuang district of Nakhon Ratchasima province in northeastern Thailand, which is quite a rural area
15 year old Thai girl identified as the young mother of the baby from the local area
An investigation by the Royal Thai Police has already identified the young mother of the child, a 15 year old girl. She has been arrested and is being held by police in protective custody. Investigators quickly identified the girl, living in the area, as she had reportedly bought an unusual amount of sanitary napkins in recent days.
Girl explained to police she was frightened of her father’s reaction to her pregnancy
The young girl has been questioned by Thai police. She admitted that the baby boy was hers. She explained that she decided to bury her baby boy because she was afraid her father would find out about her pregnancy and would chastise her.
Province rallies to support little baby
The incident has caused quite a shock and outpouring of sympathy for the young child who is being treated at the local hospital. The Governor of Nakhon Ratchasima, Wichian Chantharanothai and the local chief in Chumpuang visited the little boy at Champuang Hospital on Thursday. The baby is expected to survive the incident and is reported by hospital officials to be healthy.
The parents of the young girl have asked for permission to care for the infant from authorities after it is later released from hospital.