Abandoned Larissa girl removed from mother’s custody

A 6-year-old girl found living in abhorrent conditions in an apartment in Larissa, central Greece, has been removed from her 32-year-old mother’s custody and was being treated for malnutrition at a local hospital, authorities said.

Police discovered the child alone last Saturday after neighbors reported that they had heard her crying.

According to reports, the mother, who had been on welfare and recently started working at a local factory, had left the child unattended.

The 6-year-old was expected to be released to a childcare institution in the coming days.

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