A newborn baby, believed to be 2 days old was found in a black plastic bin bag with a rusty knife stabbing out of her back.
The baby was discovered in posados in the northern eastern city Argentine province of mosiones.
A passer-by who heard her cries rescued her
The passer-by named Diego Sebastian Penayo opened the bag and found that the infant had been stabbed multiple times, and the rusty blade was still sicking out of the baby’s back.
Diego, a 31-year-old personal trainer, took the baby girl to a nearby police station and from there she was rushed to hospital
Doctors were shocked to find multiple knife wounds on the little girl’s tiny body, and she needed urgent medical treatment.
Fortunately most of the stab wounds were superficial and no major organs were affected.
Two of the baby’s ribs had also been broken.
Miraculously, the little girl is said to be making a good recovery.
The, nurses at the Hospital Maternal Neonatal have started calling her Milagros – ‘Miracle.’
David Halac, an administrator at the hospital, told reporters that the baby is now breathing unaided but she is being treated with strong antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
He added that the hospital is in no rush to discharge her until the legal situation of the child’s guardianship is resolved.
Police say that they have traced the baby’s mother and she is currently in custody.