August 28, 2016 2:39:28 am
A six-month-old child was allegedly kidnapped from north Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital Saturday morning and later found at a bus stand near Model Town Metro station.
According to police, the child’s mother filed a complaint, saying her daughter had gone missing from the hospital at 8.15 am. At about 2.30 pm, a woman spotted the infant crying at the bus stand and took her to the Model Town police station. Police said the SHO took a photo of the girl and sent it to the Subzi Mandi police station for confirmation, after which the girl was reunited with her mother.
According to police, the mother, Rehana, had taken the baby and her elder daughter to the hospital for a blood test. Additional DCP (north) Esha Pandey said, “As the baby was crying, the lab assistant said she could give the child to the woman in front to handle. The mother did the same. Within a few minutes, she found that the woman and her daughter were missing.”
She added that police are on the lookout for the woman. “We have flashed the information at all Metro and railway stations, and ISBTs. We have also formed teams to help identify the woman,” said the additional DCP.
According to Rehana, the woman who kidnapped her daughter was wearing a red bindi and a huge nose pin.
Police said they could not get any CCTV footage from the hospital as the cameras were “not functioning”. However, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Sanjeev Nayyar said, “The CCTV cameras in the hospital are functional,” Nayyar told PTI.
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