Three days after a seven-month-old boy was stolen from Cama hospital, the Azad Maidan police found him with a 25-year-old man outside a mosque near Bombay Hospital.
Around 9.30 am on Saturday, a passer-by spotted Venkatesh Kale in the arms of Anil Tenke who, police said, is mentally unstable. Suspected something amiss, the passer-by called the police and told them the baby could be the one stolen from Cama hospital on Wednesday. The police reached the spot and took away the child. The mother, Durga, has identified the boy as her son, the police said.
During questioning, Tenke said a woman came with the child to the mosque in a cab. She told Tenke that the child’s mother was inside the mosque and would return for him soon. She said she had to rush and asked Tenke to take care of the child. She gave him a polythene bag and left.
Anil Surve, assistant inspector of Azad Maidan police station, said, “The child is unharmed. He has been handed over to his mother. We will now be scrutinising the CCTV cameras installed near and outside Bombay Hospital to identify the woman or the taxi in which she had come.”