A burqa-clad woman is suspected to have abducted an 18-month-old boy from the Government Maternity Hospital at Nayapul in Old City on Saturday. According to Charminar ACP M. Rammohan Rao, the boy, Rawoof, had come to the hospital with his mother Neha Fatima, who is five months pregnant and came there for medical check-up. While standing in the queue, she casually spoke to a burqa-clad woman.

When asked, the stranger told Ms. Fatima that she was accompanying one of her relatives who had gone inside for medical examination. “Before going inside for consultation with the doctor, Ms. Fatima requested the stranger to take care of her son ,” ACP Rao said. Ms. Fatima first did not suspect the stranger as she had seen Rawoof with her when she came out once in between the examination. But when she returned after the completion of medical examination which took more than hour, the stranger and her son were not to be seen in the queue.

Though secret cameras were installed in the hospital, they didn’t cover the area where the burqa-clad woman was sitting with the boy. The security guards too could not give any lead about the abductor. Ms. Fatima is from Chandrayangutta. Her husband Younus is an autorickshaw driver.

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