The security camera of a government hospital captured a woman stealing a four-day-old infant in Bengaluru city.The infant boy was born to one Sayeed Habib and Fareeda on 1st October. Habib alleged that the accused approached Fareeda and pampered her into handing over the child. Unsuspecting Fareeda let the woman hold her child, only to realise 10 minutes later that she had fled with the newborn.
The CCTV footage from the government-run Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru released by the police shows a woman in burqa walking away with a 4-day old baby on Sunday.Newborn Baby Stolen From Hospital In Bangalore
The mother, Farida delivered the baby at 4pm on Thursday in the hospital. However, the infant had to be shifted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as it was not breathing well.
On Sunday, Farida was called to feed her son. Farida’s sister, Salma had left to the pharmacy to buy medicines. Farida met the woman who claimed to have come to the hospital with one of her relatives. She gave the woman the baby as she wanted to hold the baby for a while.
Farida left the baby with the woman as she wanted to used the restroom. But, when she returned, her baby and the woman were missing. She looked at the nearby wards, but did not find the woman.
She alerted her husband Syed Mujid, who is an autorickshaw driver.
“We have obtained the footage but the video is not clear. Its quality is being enhanced. There are other clues we are working on, and will nab the woman. She had come prepared to steal a baby by covering herself in a burqa,” said a senior police officer.
The hospital authorities confirmed that he had not come for any treatment and suspect him to be an accomplice.
Within two minutes the woman made her way out of the hospital with the baby. Contact Bengaluru Police, if you have any info. related to it or you can identify her.