A newly-born male baby was allegedly kidnapped from Dr Mathura Dass civil hospital here on Saturday evening. Police said that the kidnapper woman posed herself as a nurse before she fled with the baby from the hospital.
No arrest has made so far in this connection, however, sources revealed that the police have rounded up some suspect women for questioning.
According to the maternity ward staff of the hospital, Gurmeet Kaur, 22, a resident of Shera Mudar village of Ferozepur district, gave birth to a male baby in the civil hospital late Friday night.
Gurdeep Singh, grandfather of the child, complained to the police that a woman came to the maternity ward at the second floor and posed herself as nurse.
She told him that vaccination was a must for the newlyborn and a necessary form is to be filled immediately at the ground floor.
“While I took the baby and reached the ground floor, the woman said that names of mother and father of the baby’s mother were also to be written down. As I was not aware of their names, she asked me to go to the first floor to know about the names. The woman took the baby from me and sent me to the second floor for filling the so- called necessary form,” he added in his complaint.
However, when he came back to the ground floor, the woman was nowhere to be seen.
Dr Arwinder Pal Singh Gill, senior medical offcer, said, “This was a very serious matter. If any hospital official was found guilty in this regard, the departmental action would be taken against him.”
Kamaljeet Singh Dhillon, Moga senior superintendent of police, said, “A case has been registered against the unknown woman under Section 363 of the Indian Panel Code at city south police station. However, a special investigation team has been formed for rescuing the newly born child and nabbing the culprit.”