Newborn kidnapped from civil hospital
KARACHI: A newborn baby was kidnapped from the gynaecology ward of the Civil Hospital Karachi on Tuesday allegedly by a woman who passed herself off as a staff member of the government-run health facility.
The incident was reported in the first half of the day when the worried parents of the baby boy first approached the CHK administration and then the Eidgah police station to lodge an FIR.
“The boy was born to Jamila after a Caesarean section in the early hours of Tuesday,” said Eidgah SHO Nawaz Gondal.
“The mother and the newborn were shifted to the gynaecology ward on the first floor, where a woman posing as a member of the staff came early in the morning and took away the child ostensibly for vaccination.”
He said that the parents of the child and their only relative in the hospital felt a growing sense of alarm when the woman did not return after nearly an hour.
The area SHO said that the child’s father, Ghulam Farid, first conveyed his concern to the hospital staff who initially behaved as though they couldn’t care less but took notice of the incident when he lost his temper. They then brought the matter into the knowledge of the police.
A case (FIR 80/2011) was registered under Section 364-A (kidnapping of the person under the age of 10) of the Pakistan Penal Code against the identified woman at the Eidgah police station.
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