Newborn girl stolen from West Bengal hospital
Barddhaman: A newborn girl was stolen from a government hospital in Purba Barddhaman district on Sunday by a woman who lured her parents with the promise of getting them money from a scheme, police said.
The accused woman was identified through CCTV footage of the hospital and efforts are on to nab her and rescue the baby, police said.
The girl was born in the maternity ward of the Barddhaman Medical College and Hospital on Friday and the baby and her mother, Rima Malik, were released on Sunday, Deputy Superintendent of the Hospita Dr Amitabha Saha said.
When the family members were leaving the hospital, a woman came to them claiming to be a social worker. She told them that the government provides Rs 6,000 to all girl child born in hospitals, Saha said.
The accused woman took them to another government hosptial and send the newborn's parents on errands and fled with the baby. Police said they have started an investigation.