Newborn baby buried alive in a field by his teenage mother is saved after ‘hero’ dog finds the infant’s leg poking out of the soil in Thailand
- Ping Pong saved a 5.2lbs baby from a farmer’s field in Korat, northern Thailand
- His owner Usa Nisaika, 41, went to look when his dog sniffed out the tiny infant
- He dug the baby from the ground when he saw his leg poking from the earth
- Luckily the child is healthy and his 15-year-old mother has been arrested
A hero dog saved a newborn baby after leading his owner to the boy who had been buried alive in the dirt by his teenage mother. The pooch called Ping Pong was seen scratching at earth alongside a farmer’s field in Korat, north eastern Thailand, on Wednesday morning. Ping Pong’s owner Usa Nisaika, 41, went over to look and noticed the infant’s tiny leg poking up from the earth. He frantically dug up the 5.2lbs baby and rushed him to hospital where he was found not to have suffered any serious injury.
The infant has been deemed healthy and police have arrested his 15-year-old mother on suspicion of attempted murder. Usa said his dog – which only has three working legs having been hit by a car when he was younger – was a ‘hero’. He said: ‘I have had Ping Pong since he was born and he has always been very loyal and obedient.
The 15-year-old mother told officers she buried him to try to hide the birth, because she was afraid that her parents would be angry