Parents suspect that the baby was swapped, when she was taken for a bath.

Hyd woman says hospital swapped her baby after birth files police complaintImage for representation
news News Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 09:11

Parents of 26-day-old baby girl in Hyderabad alleged that their daughter had been exchanged at the Modern Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj on the day she was born.

Tameena Sultana, a resident of MM Nagar of Kishan Bagh lodged a complaint on Friday with the Charminar police.

According to The New Indian Express, she got admitted to the hospital on April 11 and delivered a baby girl on on the next day. Meanwhile, another woman on the adjacent bed, Yadamma, also delivered a baby girl at nearly the same time.

The parents suspected that the two babies were swapped, when they were taken for a bath.

"Tameena's family feels that the infant in their possession has no facial features which resembles their family. The infant's complexion is also darker. This makes them suspect that the girls were swapped by the class IV employees of the hospital after taking the infants for a bath," Charminar Inspector K Chandra Shekar Reddy told the Times of India.

Tameena claimed that she was shown her daughter immediately after she gave birth, but the hospital staff came back with a different baby after taking the newborn for a bath.

Tameena stated that she alerted the hospital staff immediately, who conducted a blood test and declared that the babies were not swapped. However, Tameena was not convinced and has approached the police now.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that a DNA test will be conducted, to clear her doubts, and the samples of all the relevant persons will be taken by forensic authorities for a medical examination.


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