Two teen girls in Columbia are facing attempted murder and grievous bodily harm charges after police say they gave a woman a make-shift caesarean section and cut out her baby in an attempt to steal it.
A 16-year-old and 14-year-old lured 7-month pregnant Maria Amparo Rivera Girata to a building for a fake job interview.
Police say that the 16-year-old, upset that she miscarried her own baby, carried out the plot to steal the child.
Girata’s hands and feet were tied down with rope, a knife was held to her throat and her infant was cut out of her uterus.
She was found alive and still conscious but with severe trauma to her abdomen.
Officials are considering looking for a third suspect with medical experience considering that no organs near the uterus were injured despite the woman struggling to get away.
The girls ran away with the baby before being discovered.
The infant, a boy, is alive and believed to be in good health.