MADURAI: Shocked to learn that police had failed to trace their baby boy who vanished from Government Rajaji Hospital in 2006, the family members have appealed to the Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for justice and have filed a habeas corpus petition, seeking a CBCID probe.
Though Ramesh, a construction worker from Thiruvalluvar Colony, Thiruparankundram, had filed a complaint with Mathichiam police station immediately after his five-month-old baby Dinesh vanished from the pediatric ward, police kept him in the dark for nine years.
"I came to know from newspapers that police failed to trace 13 babies including my baby boy after they submitted a report before the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in connection with the Meenakshi's baby missing case recently," said Ramesh.
"Whenever I had approached the police in the last nine years, their reply was 'We will soon find your baby'," he said.
Though the court has ordered compensation for Ramesh's family, he wants a re-probe.
Advocate R Alagumani, appearing for the Meenakshi child missing case, said a habeas corpus petition had been filed before the High Court Bench seeking a directive to the CBCID to probe afresh Ramesh's missing son case along with Meenakshi's one-day-old son Dinkaran's disappearance from GRH in June 2013.
The CBCID had been probing Meenakshi's son's case for the last two years.
Ramesh's wife Muthulakshmi, who died recently of cancer, had delivered a baby boy at GRH on March 15, 2006. Three months after the delivery, the doctors removed a tumor from boy's stomach and asked Muthulakshmi to check his health regularly at the hospital.
"After my wife took Dinesh for his health check up to the pediatric ward in the hospital, he vanished," said Ramesh.
Ramesh and his brother Thirumalai searched for Dinesh across the city, but couldn't trace him. "Based on the advice from a holy man, we looked for him at Gandhi Nagar, Dindigul, but couldn't find him," said Thirumalai.
"Even on her deathbed, Muthulakshmi asked about Dinesh, but I had no answer," said Ramesh.
He also petitioned the CM's cell, the Director General of Police and CBCID seeking justice.