Mother wraps newborn in plastic and sends him to orphanage via courier

A woman in Fuzhou, China was arrested after attempting to mail her newborn baby to a local orphanage on Aug 9.

The delivery man only realised what he was "delivering" when the bundle he was carrying began to move and cry.

He soon discovered that an infant was wrapped inside the layers of plastic.

A video of a crowd gathering around the baby who was still wrapped in plastic went viral on Chinese social media.

According to Shanghaiist, the onlookers were attempting to keep the newborn hydrated as the weather was around 37 degrees Celcius that day.

The newborn was taken to a hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

The 24-year-old mother surnamed Luo was arrested by the police for abandoning her baby.