New Delhi: A six-month-old child was allegedly kidnapped from north Delhi’s Hindu Rao Hospital Saturday morning and later found at a bus stand near Model Town Metro station.
According to police, the child's mother claimed she was in hospital and had given her infant to another woman. The woman claimed she had to stand in a queue to get a patient slip, and had given her kid to the woman.
When she came back, the woman had gone missing. Police is going through CCTV footage to ascertain the identity of woman who had allegedly abducted the child.
According to police(child mother), Rehana searched for her baby, along with the hospital staff, on the premises for some time before informing the police. Officers said that out of the 60 cameras installed in the hospital premises, none were found to be functional.
Relying on "human intelligence", officers immediately circulated the infant's photograph on WhatsApp and formed around 20 teams to trace her. "We collected data of all the patients who had visited the hospital on Saturday. We also picked up GPS data on all autorickshaws which were in the vicinity during the time of the incident," said DCP north Madhur Verma.
Verma said that messages about the incident were immediately flashed at all Metro stations, railway stations, bus terminals and PCR vans in the city. Finally, at 7.30pm, police received a call from one of the teams that an abandoned girl has been spotted in an e-rickshaw outside the Model Town Metro station.