24-year-old Li Zhenghua of Shenzhen, China was found trying to gobble her own newborn’s arm after giving birth in a hospital in China.
A nurse spotted the woman with the teeth closed around the child’s hand and called for help. Then someone took photos of the baby’s injuries and uploaded it to the Internet and said, “It was really awful and shocking. The baby’s arm was badly injured. He not only suffered heavy bruising, but also bleeding as a result of the bites”. The nurse named Liu Tianlun, attempted to force the woman off the baby but the mother refused to let go of her son’s arm.
She was then given a sedative and took the baby to safety. Doctors were able to place a mouth guard inside the woman’s mouth and then pried her jaws apart.
Now, the mother has been accused of cannibalism after she was found biting both hands of her newborn baby. The reason for this cannibalism is believed that, the alleged mother have been surviving on the streets for several weeks, before going into labor.
The mother has reportedly been living on the street after being thrown out of her mother-in-law’s home, where she lived, despite the fact that she was pregnant.
Police have opened an investigation about the incident and social workers will decide whether it is still safe to return the baby to the woman. As of now, the newborn is still within hospital premises for further treatment and will be under the custody of the social workers.