Dhanbad: Newborn stolen from Govt medical college hospital found, 2 held
Sindri: A newborn stolen from outside the labour room of Shahid Nirmal Mahato Medical College and Hospital (formerly called Patliputra Medical College and Hospital) in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening was found soon after the cops came into action based on CCTV footage.The two women involved in stealing the infant from the government hospital were booked and arrested by the Saraidhela police. The...
Sindri: A newborn stolen from outside the labour room of Shahid Nirmal Mahato Medical College and Hospital (formerly called Patliputra Medical College and Hospital) in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening was found soon after the cops came into action based on CCTV footage.
The two women involved in stealing the infant from the government hospital were booked and arrested by the Saraidhela police. The baby was found by the police from Barwadih Tali Bangla Hari Mandir locality of Rajganj under Rajganj police station of the district on Wednesday night.
According to police officials an unidentified woman took the newly born baby girl from the hospital.
A source in the Saraidhela police station stated, "Gudia Devi, a resident of Bhuli township in Dhanbad, had delivered a baby girl at around 2 pm on Tuesday. After delivery, when the mother was being administered with saline, the infant was given to her grandmother who was waiting outside the labour room following all protocols," adding that a pregnant woman had been sitting outside the labour room for a long time longing to cuddle the baby.
"The unidentified woman pestered the grandmother to take the child in her lap. Finally, in the evening the grandmother relented and gave the infant to the woman who started cuddling the baby. The grandmother went to the nearby ward to bring her mobile phone. On returning she found that the woman had vanished with the infant. It was then that she raised an alarm and started searching for the baby," the Seraidhela police station officer-in-charge Kishore Tirkey told The Telegraph.
However, blaming the infant's grandmother, the Dhanbad additional district magistrate (law and order) Kumar Tarachand claimed, "After recent incidents, the hospital authority on the directive of the district administration has increased the number of CCTV cameras to over 36. There are nearly 30 security guards. We have also set up a police outpost in the campus of the hospital. What can anyone do if a family member hands over a few hours old baby to an unknown person?"
A case was immediately filed in the police station who had begun sourcing the CCTV footage to find the culprits. Medical college superintendent Dr. A.K. Barnwal had added, "We have handed over the case to the police and it is their responsibility to investigate and nab the culprits. I cannot say anything more on the issue"
The inspector in charge of Saraidhela police station, Kishore Tirkey sated that the ASP (law and order) Manoj Swargiyari led the investigation. Based on the statement given by the hospital staff and others who witnessed the incident outside of the hospital, the police were able to identify the vehicle that was used for transporting the baby by the culprits, eventually helping to identify the accused. The accused have been identified as Kajal Devi and her mother Teziya Devi.
The inspector Tirkey further told Times of India, "Around 9.30 pm, the police team raided one Tanu Mahto's house and found the baby there. The two women accused were arrested from there and police also recovered the clothes they were wearing during the kidnapping of the baby."
The Saraidhela found the newborn baby from Barwadih Tali Bangla Hari Mandir area in Rajganj under the Rajganj police station of the district on the night of Wednesday. The two women have been booked for kidnapping and were eventually arrested. The culprits were taken to the Rajganj police station where they were interrogated by the senior police officials. Tirkey further added, "They confessed to the crime and said that they did it because they wanted a son."
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