Police In Hot Pursuit Of Lifters In Infant Abduction Case

Police have circulated the picture of the child at almost all the hospitals in the state. They also sent the photos to healthcare institutes in neighbouring states.
The infant went missing from GMCH
The infant went missing from GMCH

Police are yet to identify the woman that was captured in CCTV footage in the case involving a seven-month-old infant, who went missing from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Police have circulated the picture of the child at almost all the hospitals in the state. They also sent the photos to healthcare institutes in neighbouring states.

The infant is reportedly suffering from kidney ailments owing to which, police are suspecting that the lifters will take the seven-month-old to a hospital.

Notably, Bhangagarh police had arrested two women involved in the incident after the infant went missing from the paediatric ward of GMCH. Both the arrested women were interrogated at Panbazar Women police station.

The child, Priyam Kalita was admitted to GMCH on March 24 with fever and anemia and was diagnosed to be a case of Bilateral Hydroureteronephrosis with cystitis.

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A GMCH statement said that on April 13 that the father had given the child to an unknown lady for consoling as the child was crying and both parents fell asleep at around 4.30 am. At 5.30 am, when they woke up they found that the child was missing along with the lady.

Two missing reports had been filed at Bhangagarh police station by the hospital authority and the child’s parents after which the police started the investigation and arrested the two women.

The child’s father, Naba Kalita said, “The child was admitted to the hospital since March 24 and since then several tests were done and it was found that he was also suffering from kidney disease. I couldn’t console him as he was crying a lot and then a lady came and asked me to give the baby to her to console him. I was sitting in a chair and fell asleep and taking the advantage the lady absconded with my baby.”

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