The farmer, who is from Madhya Pradesh's Bodna village, rushed the child to a local hospital. Doctors believe she was 48 hours old before she was rescued.
She is now recovering well.
Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of recorded cases of both female feticide and infanticide in 2009.
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