Irina Otarashvili, 79 years old, gave birth to healthy twins in September of 1978 in Kvareli maternity hospital. On the next day the doctor informed her that her twins died. The cause of death was Respiratory distress Syndrome. “ I remember that my twins were crying after I gave birth” recalls Irina, “They did not give me any documents of my babies birth or death”.
Hospital doctor instructed Irina husband, to bring a suitcase, so that the hospital could place the deceased babies inside to be buried. Irina’s husband went to the store and bought this suitcase. He gave it to the doctor who returned the suitcase closed with the key. He buried it in this backyard.
“The suitcase was heavy, and we trusted the doctor, we never opened the suitcase to check if the twins were inside”, says Irina.
Last year, on Nov 2, 2022 by accident , Irina’s daughter and granddaughter while digging a whole to plant an apple tree in the backyard found the suitcase and out of curiosity opened it by force. The suitcase was full of wine branches.
That looked a lot like bones.