Father Kisses And Leaves His Baby At Church After Being Ashamed Of Having 'Too Many Kids'

Date June 7, 2018

News of an Indian couple abandoning their 3-year-old infant in a church leaves Internet users stunned. The young Kerala couple left their hometown and traveled to Kochi with the intention of leaving their two-day-old baby at a church in the city of Edappally.

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The dad has been caught on the camera kissing his baby goodbye before leaving it all alone in a church. The video footage that captured this tragic moment is very tough watch.

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The video clip, which was obtained from a surveillance camera inside the church, helped the investigation team nab down the couple. In addition, the clip became a huge Internet sensation.

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The video footage shows the baby's father, 32-year-old Bitto, planting one last kiss on the child's forehead before leaving the infant in the church. Although the father walks away, then, he cannot help but glance back at his baby for the last time. 

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He sadly looks back at the infant, wrapped tightly in a pink blanket, and silently walks off.

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Bitto's wife, 30-year-old Prabitha, welcomed the child in the hospital before deciding to abandon it. 

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According to the police, Bitto and Prabitha have committed the crime out of fear, as they thought they would be shamed for giving birth to a fourth child. /

The couple has three sons aged 4, 6 and 8. They decided to abandon the fourth kid as they were concerned about the burden and social stigma attached to having 'too many kids.'

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Abandoning the baby was Bitto and Prabitha's common decision, as the couple was seen walking into the church together at approximately 8:15 pm. When security staff found the baby lying on the ground of the church, at around 8.30 pm, they called the authorities right away.

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Immediately after the incident, the baby was admitted to a private hospital. According to hospital sources, the baby was healthy. After the investigation, Bitto and Prabitha were charged with cruelty and child abandonment. It has been reported that the couple's family and friends had mocked Pravitha for becoming pregnant with a fourth child.

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It's so overwhelmingly sad that stories like this one still happen. The couple could have become blessed parents of four happy kids, but instead, they deprived themselves of a possibility to raise at least one happy child.

Source: DailyMail

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