Karnataka: New-born baby kidnapped from hospital in Kolar Gold Fields

Police sources said that the incident has been captured on CCTV and they are currently in search of the miscreant. 

Published: 24th February 2018 02:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2018 02:55 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

KOLAR: In a shocking incident, a day-old male baby was kidnapped by an unidentified woman in the wee hours of Saturday from the Women and Children Hospital at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka.

According to sources, the mother, Mala, wife of one Ravichandran from Cheldaganahalli, delivered a male baby on Friday morning at 7:25 am.  The mother and baby were shifted to the general ward for observation.

According to sources, there were six patients in this ward including Mala. She was being helped by her mother Puniyavathy and they were taking care of the child till past midnight. They slept around 3 am and by then other women and attendees in the ward were also asleep. Taking advantage of the same, the unidentified women allegedly kidnapped the child.

Speaking to the New Indian Express, KGF superintendent of police B S Lokesh Kumar said that based on the complaint, a kidnapping case has been registered in Robertsonpet Police Station and that the CCTV footage in the hospital has been collected and is being verified.

Lokesh Kumar said a team consisting of circle inspectors Sreekantiah, Sooriya Prakash, sub-inspector Harish and crime police, has been formed to nab the women who kidnapped the child. "We have already passed the message all over the state and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with the photograph of the baby." 

Meanwhile, following the incident, various organization members staged a protest in front of the hospital demanding action against the concerned.  SP Lokesh Kumar, DHO Dr.Vijay Kumar assured of taking action and following the same the protesters left the place.


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