The mystery behind lifting of a newborn baby from the Gynaecology Ward of King George Hospital (KGH) has been solved with the arrest of four workers of the hospital and a woman, who purchased the baby from the abductors.

V. Guna of Old Town area gave birth to a baby boy at the Gynaecology Ward on May 21. The baby went missing from the ward late that night, giving tense moments to his mother. Acting on her complaint, One Town Inspector Syed Eliyas Mohammad and his team began investigation. The accused were taken into custody late on Wednesday night.

M. Appala Naidu (52) and Balla Raju (28), both contract workers in KGH, hit upon a plan to earn easy money. They lifted the baby boy, with the assistance of two other workers in the ward M. Krishnaveni and B. Prabhavathi, and sold him to Baby Rani of Gajuwaka for Rs.30,000.

At a simple function on Thursday, in charge Police Commissioner Umapathi commended the Inspector Eliyas Mohd., SI Vasudeva Rao, head constables B. Venkateswara Rao and Ch. Venkateswara Rao and police constables K.V.J. Raju, V. Srinu, P. Giri, A. Dilip Kumar, D. Rambabu, K.K. Naidu and Varma for their work in tracing the baby and arrest of the accused.

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