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6-day-old infant stolen from Adilabad RIMS, traced in 5 hours

July 10, 2018 08:26 am | Updated 11:10 am IST - ADILABAD

The baby was traced within five hours.

The baby was traced within five hours.

In what constitutes swift action, Neredigonda police on Tuesday traced a six-day old infant boy stolen from the maternity ward of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Adilabad within five hours.

The boy born to Dirbasi Mamatha (25), a resident of Chorpalli village in Narnoor mandal in Adilabad district, was stolen between 2 am and 3 am on Tuesday.

Neredigonda Sub Inspector of Police G. Harishekhar had set up a check point after an alert was sounded by police officials in Adilabad.

One Soyam Pushpalatha, a former ANM, resident of Pittalwada locality in town was found carrying an infant when a car used to transport newspapers was stopped for checking.

The SI got suspicious and transmitted the photos of the baby boy to concerned officials in Adilabad, who confirmed that it was the son of Mamatha.

Police has arrested Pushpalatha and her husband Nagesh (30) and registered a case of kidnapping. The couple revealed that they abducted the baby because they were unable to bear children for the last 10 years.

Mamatha was admitted to the hospital on July 2 and delivered the baby on July 4.

Athram Sunitha, another patient in the ward on the opposite bed is reported to be the eye witness to the incident of stealing the infant.

Adilabad Superintendent of Police SP Vishnu S. Warrier ordered setting of vehicle check points at all roads which exit the district. He later rewarded Mr. Harishekhar for his alertness which resulted in tracing of the infant.

This is the second such incident reported from Telangana in the last one week.

In a joint operation carried out by the Hyderabad and Bidar police teams, a six-day-old newborn stolen from the Kote government hospital in Hyderabad was traced and rescued within 48 hours. The woman who abducted the child was arrested on July 6.

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