A three-month old baby was stolen from Indore’s Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) on Sunday afternoon, police said.
This is second similar incident reported at the state’s biggest government run hospital within span of one month.
Sanyogitaganj police registered case against three unidentified females, including one minor, and initiated probe into the matter.
Police station in-charge Omkar Singh Bhadoriya said that police have retrieved CCTV footage installed at the hospital corridor. On the basis of the footage the investigation is going on.
Bhadoriya said that the incident happened on Sunday when Mamta along with her three-month-old child Vivek, husband Kamal Dholi, mother-in-law and a close relative from Susner town of Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh came to the hospital for Kamal’s treatment. Following this, couple went to the police station and lodged their complaint.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Bhadoriya informed that Mamta in her police complaint claimed that her husband Kamal is suffering from some disease. On Sunday, they came to hospital all the way from Susner village under Agar Malwa district along with her mother-in-law and one other woman.
At the corridor when they were waiting for their turn, three women came and introduce themselves as patients. They befriend with Mamta and her family members by sharing their problems.
Mamta told police, “After winning our trust, one of the women asked my husband, mother-in-law and my relative to move outside the hospital for tea, which they accepted and went outside the hospital. Later, another woman asked me to follow our family members. She asked me to hand-over the baby to a 14-year-old minor girl assuring that she will take care of my child.
“However, when we moved outside the premises, both the women vanished. Fearing some untoward incident with our child, we all immediately rushed to the spot and were left shell shocked after we didn’t find our baby and the girl at that place”.
“We searched our baby, but in vain. Later we rushed to the police station and lodged complaint,” Mamta said in her police complaint.