A man identified by the surname Wang was detained in Shanxi province after he’d been accused of arranging the burial of his disabled baby daughter who was still alive at the time, police said yesterday.
A shepherd found the child alive in a paper box around 7:00 a.m. on October 18, Xinhua reports, a full 30 hours after she’d been buried by friends of her father in the Fengkou village of Pinglu county.
The shepherd said he had seen someone disturbing the earth on Oct. 16, however, he did not investigate the site until two days later.
Wang and one of his associates, identified as Tian, who allegedly buried the baby, were detained on Oct. 27. The other two, surnamed Cao and Zheng, remain under house arrest, according to the police.
Wang said doctors had told them about the baby’s possible complications on Sept. 24, while his wife was still pregnant.
Police said that Wang had asked his friends to bury the child, who was born on October 16 with a missing earflap, without his wife knowing.
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