A man and a woman from the Henan province of eastern China, identified as Ding and Zhao, were arrested after employees of a hotel found a newborn baby girl crying inside a suitcase on July 26th.
The employees suspected the pair when they saw the man loitering suspiciously in the hotel lobby while he stood next to a woman. He was trying to smuggle the two-day-old baby into the hotel so the woman who accompanied him could adopt the child. It has since been established that the man is the childâ€™s father.
The staff at the hotel called the police after they found the infant hidden beneath some clothes in the fatherâ€™s luggage. The pair was arrested and the baby was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed that she was healthy.
According to police, the childâ€™s parents live in a poor rural village and were unable to raise the child, especially since the girlâ€™s mother is mentally disabled. So it is believed that Ding and Zhao were discussing the specifics of an adoption. However, police are still investigating the case.