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Sion hospital kidnap case: Culprit identified but untraceable

india Updated: Feb 25, 2009 01:04 IST
Urvi Mahajani

The culprit who allegedly stole the baby from Sion hospital on January 1 has been identified by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corpora-tion (BMC) that runs the hospital.

But the corporation is not able to nab her as she gave her wrong name and address in the hospital register.

A division bench of Justices Bilal Nazki and A.R. Joshi went through the report, which was submitted by the dean of Nair hospital.

Anil Sakhare, counsel for the BMC told the court a woman was identified who could have possibly stolen the baby.

“However, we cannot locate her as she has given a false address in the visitors’ register,” said Sakhare.

Public prosecutor K.V. Saste told the court that the police had not made any headway in tracing the baby.

The high court was hearing the habeas corpus petition filed by the baby’s father Mohan Nerurkar.

Mohini Nerurkar was admitted to Sion hospital on December 29, 2008, and delivered a boy at 4.51 am. Amit Karkhanis, Nerurkar’s lawyer, said the hospital did not discharge Mohini after three days despite the normal delivery.

On January 1, Nerurkars’ son was sleeping on the cot.

As there were nurses and other staff in the room, Mohini went to wash some clothes. When she returned, the baby was gone.

However, the affidavit filed by Sandhya Kamath, dean of the hospital has alleged that Mohini herself had handed over the baby to an unknown woman before going to the bathroom.