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Newborn stolen from Udaipur hospital nursery found in temple

The newborn girl who was stolen from the Pannadhay wing of MB Hospital on Sunday was found at Neelkanth Mahadev temple near the office of Urban Improvement Trust a day later, police said.

jaipur Updated: Jun 30, 2015 11:07 IST
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The newborn girl who was stolen from the Pannadhay wing of MB Hospital on Sunday was found at Neelkanth Mahadev temple near the office of Urban Improvement Trust a day later, police said.

The girl was shifted to the intensive care unit of the wing soon after and her parents were informed about her well-being, they said.

Station house officer of Hathipol police station Rajesh Sharma said that on Monday, around 5 o’clock, the morning walkers informed police about a little girl lying on the premises of the temple.

Upon getting the information, a police team rushed to the spot where the girl was found lying along with documents and an apology note.

“Please give this child to RNT nursery. Sorry,” it read.

Relatives of the girl were called on the spot for verification, and were later handed over the child.

Police suspect that the accused was a well- educated and modern woman. The CCTV footage of Pannadhay wing has showed a middle-aged woman, who police think could be the accused.

Police are investigating the matter and the search for the accused woman was still on, said the SHO.

According to police, on Sunday morning, a middle-aged woman struck up a conversation with the newborn’s mother Phuli and grandmother Geeta Rawat, and later sneaked into the children’s nursery where the little girl was kept.

A little later, Rawat spotted the woman carrying the girl out of the nursery. On being confronted, the woman said she was taking the child to her mother for feeding, however, as Rawat later realised, the child never made it to her mother’s side.

A frantic search of the premises had been launched but the woman suspect or the newborn girl could not be found.