The parents made the decision to leave their baby at a church after being mocked for having a fourth child.

CCTV footage released by Nerariyan News shows the man carrying the baby wrapped in an orange blanket before placing the child on the ground at a church in India, giving it a kiss, and walking away.

India Today reported the man allegedly abandoned the baby to avoid any social shaming for having a fourth child.

Bitto, 32, and his wife Prabitha, 28, were arrested last week.

India Today reports the woman gave birth on Friday and made the decision with her husband to leave the baby at the church.

They said they had been mocked and laughed at for having a fourth child and they told police they were worried about the stigma of having that many children.

The couple has been charged with exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years, by parent or person having care of it, and punishment for cruelty to child.

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  • I feel that there is more to this story not being told. It’s pretty sad though to abandon a baby just because of social criticism.


  • Seriously??? As a mum I can’t even begin to imagine abandoning my child. Are others peoples opinions greater than a love for your own child?? This is so heartbreaking


  • That poor little bub. I don’t know how they could do that to such an innocent helpless little thing. I hope the baby is safe and being loved by someone now


  • Poor baby I hope it’s safe and loved.


  • Absolutely shocking and unbelievable that social shaming should lead them to abandon their child …. parents are made of tougher stuff than that! I wonder if there is more to this story …. ?


  • I wish I could say I was shocked. But this is not the first horrifying story to come out of this country regarding child welfare.


  • I don’t understand people who lack maternal/paternal instincts. I could never leave my child.


  • That’s awful on so many levels.


  • How dreadful – both that they were mocked and that they let it get to them enough to leave their baby.


  • This is all too common in these 3rd world overseas countries. They simply have no respect for life, of people or animals


  • For social shaming? They should be ashamed for what they did!!


  • What a shame they had to do that.


  • There’s not much love for your child when the reason to abandon it is social shaming. I just hope this child find a wonderful and loving family !


  • Poor child!! I don’t understand what the stigma is about having 4 children.


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