Newborn baby found dumped in a cesspit under a public toilet with a bag over its head.

Footage shared on social media shows the tiny baby crying after passers-by rescued the little one and then ripped away the plastic bag covering its head.

The baby had been dumped in a cesspit underneath a toilet in the city of Khujand in north-western Tajikistan’s Sughd Province, reports Daily Mail.

It is thought the mother had wrapped the baby’s face in plastic so nobody could hear it crying.

Thankfully the baby was spotted inside the toilet by a local using the facility who raised the alarm and called for help from neighbours.

The toilet had a small opening for liquid waste, and a separate larger hole for solid waste.

The baby had not drowned because it was placed in the bigger hole.

A video of the rescue operation shows two men using long metal poles to pull the baby out of the cesspit.

The rescuers then rip the plastic bag and plastic wrapping from the baby’s face and it immediately starts crying.  Onlookers said it was a miracle the baby had survived and that it could only have only been there a matter of minutes.

The footage of the dramatic rescue quickly went viral after it was uploaded on social media.

Share your comments below.

Image via Daily Mail

  • Oh goodness….thank heavens that this little one was discovered and saved


  • Certainly a miracle the baby was found before it was too late. I hope he or she finds a loving home and its mother is found so she is held accountable. She must’ve been in a very dark place to do such a thing. :(


  • What a horrific story, I am just glad the baby is alive.


  • I’m glad the baby is okay and while I don’t condone what the mother did, I still hope that she is going to be okay.


  • People always making excuses!
    Bring back the village to raise a child because clearly mothers cant do their job anymore


  • I couldn’t get the video to work. Was it a boy or girl? It is sad that in some countries people don’t have the means to feed and care for their babies so they dump them. This baby was obviously meant to suffocate and not be found by anybody,


  • You have to wonder what drove a mother to do this. Perhaps it wasn’t her. Either way, what a terrible start in life for this little bub – I hope it improves.


  • Excuse my language but thank God the baby was found and unharmed hope they find the babys mother and throw her in jail and throw away the key sorry but I’m mad about this
    Anyone doing a thing like this should bed put in jail sorry


  • Thank goodness for the quick actions of the passers by.


  • OMG. So tragic. So many questions. Thank God this child was found alive and can now be looked after and given to someone who will love it unconditionally.


  • Why!?!? Even if ít was done to avoid family issues, there are better ways to get rid of a baby. Seriously, dumped in a cess pit with a plastic bag over its head, what a horrible way to die :(


  • How wonderful they found him. The mother must have been desperate to do this so her family didn’t hurt her or cast her out.


  • It just shocks me how someone can do that to a child!


  • How can a mother do such a thing to her baby? I’m glad they found him!


  • thank god for those people!


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