Images of a dead baby abandoned shortly after birth and left on top of a bicycle shed in Sichuan have horrified netizens after they were circulated online, with web users condemning the mother has heartless and inhuman.
NetEase reports that the baby was found yesterday in Jiangyou city, Sichuan province. It had been abandoned atop a community bike shed on Huayuan Road.
The resident of Jiangyou who discovered the baby at first believed that it was a doll, but on closer inspection realized to her horror that it was in fact a baby who had been discarded not long after birth. Local police have launched an investigation into the incident.
Since the images began making rounds on Chinese social media, netizens have expressed their horror and outrage at the mother and her actions.
User @tony820323 wrote, “Looking at this scene I really want to cry, such a pitiful baby. Its tiny body lying down there in the cold. Even if you didn’t want it, couldn’t you at least have left it at a hospital, what on earth were you doing squandering its life??”
“My heart is aching! If you didn’t want it couldn’t you give it away, is this child’s mother even human?” said @mtzok.
@xsjj22 wrote, “Today’s women have basically lost all ability to be good mothers.”
[Images via NetEase]