VIDEO: Chinese mother wraps baby in plastic bag, sends it by courier to orphanage
BEIJING: A bizarre incident was reported from China where a woman wrapped her baby in a plastic bag and delivered to an orphanage via courier.
Chinese courier man was delivering a parcel to Fuzhou Children’s Welfare Institution when suddenly he heard the sound of a wailing baby. To his surprise, the sound came from the package he was carrying. Startled to see the parcel moving and making sound, the delivery guy quickly opened it — only to find a newborn baby wrapped in plastic!
According to a Beijing News report, the courier guy wanted to check the parcel when he first picked it up but was told not to open it by the mother. After finding the baby, the guy immediately called the police to do the needful.
A video of the incident was posted on Chinese social media platform, Weibo, and has since then gone viral, leading to a huge outcry online. The video shows a crowd gathered around the newborn as the delivery man waited for the authorities and ambulance to arrive. A man is seen dipping a cotton bud in bottled water and uses it to wipe the baby’s lips, as local temperatures were soaring.
The baby was sent to a local hospital for further care and investigation. The staff at the Jinan District Hospital told the South China Morning Post that the girl was a few days old and was in a sound condition.