A newborn baby narrowly escaped death after her parents buried her alive after a family accidentally found her crying while digging a grave for her baby.

The family was preparing to bury their baby in a grave in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, when they were surprised to find a newborn baby in a pot and wrapped with cloth and buried underground depth of 61 cm, according to the newspaper "Mirror" British.

The baby was taken to the hospital, where doctors found the baby, weighing 1.1 kg, to suffer from pneumonia and said it was clear that the baby had been buried for two days.

A well-known politician, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, treated the baby, Sita, who is still under medical care.

This is not the only incident of its kind in India, as it is widespread, especially among females.There are 866 girls under 7 for every 1,000 young people in New Delhi, according to the 2011 census.

Female abortion rates have increased in India since ultrasound technology became available in the 1970s, despite the prohibition of sex-selective abortion in 1994.