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Newborn stolen from Kolkata government hospital

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A newborn baby was allegedly stolen by an unidentified woman from a hospital in on Tuesday.

The incident took place in Medical College and Hospital.

The baby boy of Saraswati Naskar, who was admitted in the maternity department on the second floor of the hospital, was allegedly taken away by an unidentified woman on the pretext of a check-up at around 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

"An unknown woman came to my daughter-in-law and took the kid away for check-up. We haven't found the kid ever since. The woman has stolen the baby," the mother-in-law of Naskar alleged.

"We got in touch with the doctors and the hospital authorities but no one has any clue where the baby is. The authorities said they would check the CCTV footage of the incident, but now they are saying the camera does not work," she said.

Naskar, who gave birth to the baby boy on March 10, was to be discharged on Thursday.

When contacted, hospital Medical Superintendent Sikha Banerjee said: "We are in the midst of hooliganism by the patient party. This is not the right time to make a comment."



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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 17:56 IST