Within a day, the Hyderabad police rescued the seven-day-old baby girl who was kidnapped by an unknown woman from the Government Maternity Hospital in Koti on Monday.The baby was traced to a Government Hospital in Bidar, but the kidnapper is still at large.
After rescuing the baby, the police, without any delay, had a video call with the parents to identify the baby.
The parentsâ€”Vijaya and Sabawat Nari immediately identified the baby as theirs.
Following the complaint by the parents at the Sultan Bazar police station, the police formed three search parties, including one by the Karnataka police, to rescue the baby. The investigation was headed by Sultan Bazar police ACP M Chetana.
Speaking to TNM, she said, â€śWe found the baby at Government Hospital in Bidar at 4pm. Our counterparts coordinated well with us in the investigation.â€ť
She also said that the police worked closely with the Task Force and the Detective Wing, but refused to divulge more details.
Sources in the police said that the kidnapper, fearing arrest, would have abandoned the child at the Government Hospital and fled.
On Monday, the couple, Vijaya and her husband Sabawat Nari, visited the Maternity Hospital for their babyâ€™s immunization process. When her husband was not around, an unidentified woman approached Vijaya and asked if she had come to vaccinate her baby,
Assuming she was a member of a hospital staff, an exhausted and sick Vijaya handed over the baby to her.
However, when the woman did not return, she raised an alarm. Though her husband and his relatives searched the hospital, they could not find the woman. After staging a protest at the hospital, alleging negligence by authorities, they filed a complaint with the Sultan Bazar police.
The police immediately accessed the CCTV footage from the hospital and found that the kidnapper, with the baby in her arms, boarded a bus from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station, Afzalgunj, to Bidar at 4.30 pm on Monday.