DMCH baby who ‘came back from the dead’ breathes her last | The Daily Star
01:00 AM, October 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:11 AM, October 22, 2020

DMCH baby who ‘came back from the dead’ breathes her last

The newborn, who was declared dead on Friday but later found to be alive hours before burial, died last night.

The baby girl died at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 11:30pm, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost.

Quoting doctors, the child's father Yeasin Mollah confirmed her death.

Last Friday, a doctor at the hospital declared the baby dead after Yeasin's wife Shahinur Akter gave birth prematurely to her around 4:45am, after six and a half months' pregnancy.

Hospital staffers later put the baby in an abandoned box of gloves and asked Yeasin to take her to Azimpur graveyard, Yeasin, a driver by profession, alleged.

He took the baby to Azimpur graveyard, but since he did not have Tk 1,500 for burial, he was advised to go to Rayerbazar graveyard where the burial cost is comparatively lower.

Yeasin took the baby to the graveyard, a grave was dug but a couple of minutes before the burial, the box in Yeasin's hand moved and she showed signs of being alive.

He took the baby back to the hospital.

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