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Policemen detain newborn, parents

A SUB-INSPECTOR and two constables forcibly arrested a two-day-old baby girl and her parents from the Upper India Sugar Exchange Maternity Hospital (UISEMH), a GSVM Medical College affiliated hospital for women. The police detained the newlyborn baby and her parents on the charge that the parents got married after eloping from their house in Kannauj.

india Updated: Jun 22, 2006 00:07 IST

A SUB-INSPECTOR and two constables forcibly arrested a two-day-old baby girl and her parents from the Upper India Sugar Exchange Maternity Hospital (UISEMH), a GSVM Medical College affiliated hospital for women. The police detained the newlyborn baby and her parents on the charge that the parents got married after eloping from their house in Kannauj.

Meanwhile, taking cognisance of the incident, the hospital administration lodged a complaint about the incident at Swarup Nagar police station on Wednesday.

When the kin of patients in ward No. 1 saw the police sub-inspector applying force to the new born and the mother, still recuperating after giving birth to a baby girl on June 19, they tried to stop the cops but they were thrashed too.

Seeing chaos in the hospital, some staff also tried to stop the sub-inspector.

The hospital staff even pleaded to the sub-inspector that it would be unsafe for the life of the baby and the mother to remove them from the hospital but the SI did not pay any attention and took away the baby and her parents.In the hospital register, the name of the woman is written as Vineeta, wife of Raghvendra and the address is Palpur Chibramau in Kannauj district. Vineeta was admitted to bed number 7 of ward no. 1 in UISEMH. On June 19 she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, according to hospital staff.

According to eye-witnesses, around 12 pm on Wednesday three persons clad in police uniform came to the bed of Vineeta. The staff of the hospital said that the sub-inspector introduced himself as having come from Kannauj and told the hospital staff that Vineeta and Raghvendra had eloped and got married and a case in this regard was registered in Kannauj.

Some doctors said that it would be unsafe to detain the two as the baby still needed hospital care. But the tyrant S-I did not listen to anyone. Kin of other patients also tried to stop the sub-inspector but they were thrashed too.

The sub-inspector told the hospital staff that the two had got married on their own will and a case was registered in Kannauj, therefore on the basis of the FIR he was taking the three to the police station in Kannauj.

When the matter reached the administration of the hospital, they immediately rushed to Swarup Nagar police station and informed the officials there about how the cops had violated human rights and their misdeed could cost the life of the baby who was on oxygen.