In a heartbreaking incident, a baby was found trying to breastfeed on a dead mother lying next to railway tracks in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, around 250 km from Bhopal. The weeping baby unaware she has died was held close to her as villagers gathered around them on Thursday morning. The worried 17-month-old was seen shaking the woman fitfully as she lied dead. Residents found the corpse and the toddler around 6 am next to railway tracks. They informed railway police while some recorded video and shared on social media after which child welfare activists were activated.Also Read - Horrific! Couple Abducted From Delhi, Killed In MP, Bodies Dumped In Different States, Say Police

It is not clear if the woman fell off the train or was hit by one. However, her wounds suggest that she fell on the back of her head injuring her head. She bled to death sometime after being hit on the head. The baby was saved as she was holding the child close to her. Hindustan Times quoted Railway police officer Anil Marawi said, “She died before people found her. The child wasn’t injured. She was injured but probably conscious opened a biscuit packet and gave some to the child. She breastfed her child to ensure he survives. The child wailed aloud when he was separated from his mother.” Also Read - Woman Dressed As Nun Plays & Dances With Skeleton Near Graveyard, People Wonder If It's a Prank!

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Sudhir Vidhyarthi, chairman of the child welfare committee (CWC), Damoh said, “The child was hungry, trying to breastfeed on dead mother. This made all those who witnessed the scene cry.” However, officials at the town’s government hospital said they won’t admit the child as he can’t pay an admission fee of Rs 10. Until a ward boy came forward to pay his fee the hospital authorities did not let them in. The body of the woman was sent for autopsy while the boy was taken to a children’s home. Police are now trying to track the woman’s identity. The only lead they received is the name of a Tikamgardh jewelry shop from her purse. Vidyarthi said, “We will publish notices, iIf his family members come, we will verify their credentials and hand him to them.”