Bharati Mondal, the victim, was rescued by her uncle after he heard her cries, and saw her mother eating flesh from her scalp.
Her mother, Pramila Mondal, was slicing at her scalp, eating the flesh, with the child now being treated in a critical care unit.
Shariq Allaqband, the victim's uncle, said, "Bharati was bleeding profusely as Pramila was eating the flesh of her head. I immediately snatched away Bharati from Pramila and rushed her to Malda Medical College and Hospital where she is admitted to ICU."
The mother of three is known for her issues with alcohol, and after news of the incident spread, she was saved from a mob by her sister-in-law, who called the police in order to make sure she was safe.
The mob tied her up with ropes and beat her, with police taking the woman, who is expected to appear in court soon.