Indian mother cuts baby's umbilical cord with stones after birth

Chodipalli Muttayamma, 24, had to cut her daughter's umbilical cord using her nails and two stones after giving birth in a remote part of India

The mother cuts the umbilical cord of her baby with her lion's fingers and the stones after giving birth while being transported to the hospital in India in heartbreaking images released by her family

  • Chodipalli Muttayamma, 24, started working in a remote mountain village in India
  • The village has no road, so the relatives took her to the hospital on foot in an improvised sling
  • But halfway through the forest she gave birth to a healthy baby
  • Relative was filmed helping her cut the umbilical cord with a couple of stones

Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

A mother was forced to cut the umbilical cord of her newborn daughter using her nails and two stones after giving birth to the side of the road in India.

Chodipalli Muttayamma, 24, was forced to make the trip to the hospital in an improvised harness carried by family members because her town does not have a road.

The family was barely in the middle of the four-mile forest path when Muttayamma gave birth to a girl, forcing them to improvise.

Chodipalli Muttayamma, 24, had to cut her daughter's umbilical cord using her nails and two stones after giving birth in a remote part of India

Chodipalli Muttayamma, 24, had to cut her daughter's umbilical cord using her nails and two stones after giving birth in a remote part of India

Relatives filmed when the new mother cut the baby's umbilical cord using two stones and her nails.

After they cut the cord, they washed and wrapped the child in blankets before taking it two miles home.

More images show the group carrying Muttayamma in an improvised sling outside the village and along the forest track.

Since then, the family has released the video to publicize the 450 villages located near their own home that do not have roads.

Muttayamma had to be taken to hospital in a sling improvised by relatives walking on foot because his village is not connected to a road

Muttayamma had to be taken to hospital in a sling improvised by relatives walking on foot because his village is not connected to a road

Muttayamma had to be taken to hospital in a sling improvised by relatives walking on foot because his village is not connected to a road

The family filmed the Muttayamma test and now they are asking the government to build a road network that connects 450 villages in the region.

The family filmed the Muttayamma test and now they are asking the government to build a road network that connects 450 villages in the region.

The family filmed the Muttayamma test and now they are asking the government to build a road network that connects 450 villages in the region.

A relative, who made a video describing his ordeal, said: "Nobody cares about us, even at the time of death.

"We do not know where to go or who to approach." Please, watch this video and do something to help us. "

After the video of his family was posted on social networks, government officials went to visit them at his home.

The district's medical officer, Vijaya Laxmi, said: "Our staff was quickly taken to the village and the mother was given medication, we have also vaccinated the baby."

A senior tribal welfare official said the work had begun to connect 450 villages in the area without roads.

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