Faisalabad (Web Desk): A newborn (baby girl) was burnt alive to death after an unknown person threw the child in a garbage dump in Faisalabad's Kanal Road vicinity.
According to the police, the child was burnt to death after sanitary workers set the garbage on fire, police added that this is the fifth such incident during the past 30 days.
Police has transferred the body to Allied Hospital's mortuary.
A police spokesperson said, "All of the newborns thrown in garbage dumps across the city were girls. Four of the five children were found dead, while a three-day-old child with disabilities was shifted to Hilal-e-Ahmar Hospital."
Earlier in July 2017, the police rescued a four-day-old baby after he was reportedly sold by his father for Rs15,000 in Tando Allahyar.
The child's mother had claimed that her husband, Abdul Ghafoor Qambrani, was an addict, who sold their newborn baby for money to buy drugs.
It is illegal to buy a baby or adopt one without fulfilling legal formalities.
In Pakistan, such incidents of dumping newborns on garbage dumps and selling them are not uncommon.