Police on Friday arrested the woman who had fled with a newborn baby boy from the civil hospital here.
Rupnagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Varinder Paul Singh said acting on the leads from the hospital surveillance camera footage, police arrested the woman, identified as Manjit Kaur of Pucca Bagh in Rupnagar.
Manjit had taken the baby to the house of her sister-in-law at Bhagwal (Barota) village falling under the Kiratpur Sahib police station.
A team led by Rupnagar deputy superintendent of police Manvir Singh Bajwa raided the house and recovered the baby, who was handed over to his parents. The SSP said during the interrogation Manjit revealed that she did not have any issue and had suffered miscarriage. She hatched a plan to take away a newborn baby from the hospital. She tried to befriend baby’s mother Malti at the civil hospital Rupnagar. The woman told the couple that they would get Rs 1,200 for institutional delivery in the hospital.
Thereafter, she took Malti, who was carrying the baby, towards the hospital canteen. The woman took the baby from Malti on the way and ran away.