Child desertion or abandonment is a well-known issue all over the world. It is a criminal offense under state laws which vary by state and comes with some imposed penalties. Sadly, the said case is still prevalent in several countries and countless innocent children are gravely affected.
In Chelyabinsk, Russia, a tiny three-day-old baby was found covered with ant bites, crying in Russian woodland after being abandoned. The badly bitten baby still has her umbilical cord attached when she was discovered by a man who decided to take a short cut on his way to work.
Three-day-old baby girl was abandoned and found covered with ant bites in Russian woodland.
‘The person who found the baby girl heard her crying and on investigating discovered the child lying on a pile of leaves and covered in ants,’ a police spokesman said.
‘It was clear that the child had been abandoned and there was no one else in sight, so they picked her up and called for an ambulance.’
The authorities believe that she wouldn’t have survived longer had she not been found by the kind stranger.
Luckily, she is now in a stable condition and on the road to recovery as she is being treated at a hospital in Chelyabinsk. The authorities are now investigating the case and doing their job to track down the parents of the child.