22 September 2018
Berhmapur: A newborn baby girl was allegedly stolen by an unknown woman from MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur of Ganjam district today.
As per reports, a woman identified as Jyoti, wife of Bhikari Nahak of Narayanpur village under Kabisuryanagar block of the district had delivered a baby girl in the hospital last night.
Today morning an unknown woman asked Jyoti’s mother, Gurubari, to administer vaccine to the newborn and asked her to collect the ticket. When the elderly woman went to bring the ticket, the accused woman fled with the baby girl.
After finding the baby missing Gurubari along with Bhikari lodged a complaint with the police.
Following it, IIC of BN Pur Police Station Jaya Krushna Patnaik along with IIC of Bada Bazaar Police Station Suresh Tripathy reached the hospital and initiated a probe.
Later, ASP Shantanu Das also reached the hospital and questioned witnesses about the accused woman. It was revealed the accused was visiting various beds and inquiring about newborn children.
Police is presently checking the CCTV footage of the medicine store on the hospital premises. However, the medical authorities have denied commenting on the issue.
Congress leader of Kabisuryanagar, Sitaram Panigrahi, also reached the hospital and demanded a probe to nab the traffickers and installation of CCTV cameras at the hospital.