A 24 year old woman named Li Zhenghua, was discovered by a shocked
nurse trying to eat her baby days after he was born at a local hospital
in China. The nurse saw her eating the infant’s arm and as she made to
rescue the infant, the crazed mum refused to let the baby go. The nurse
immediately raised an alarm and called other hospital staff who helped
to rescue the baby.
The homeless woman, suspected to be mentally unstable, was taken to
the hospital where she gave birth and attempted to eat her baby.
A hospital spokesman spoke to Chinese media;
“It was really shocking, the arm was
badly damaged and suffered not only heavy bruising but bleeding as a
result of the bite. Fortunately, doctors managed to insert something to
stop her closing her teeth and then levered her jaws apart. After that
they gave her a sedative and took the baby to a secure location.”
Authorities said the woman’s mother-in-law had thrown her out on the
streets despite being pregnant after she started acting mental at home.
They say they are trying to find out why the new mum tried to eat
her baby. The baby has since been taken into the care of the government.