Noida police solved a baby stolen case after officials recovered the baby from the possession of a woman, a cop said on Thursday. The newborn was stolen about a week ago from ESIC Hospital in Sector 24, Noida. The baby has been handed over to its family.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (First Zone) Harish Chander, a Khoda resident Isharat had given birth to a baby at the hospital on May 25. The baby was found missing the very next morning.
Police launched a massive manhunt and found the baby in possession of one Rani, a Bhangel resident, on Wednesday night, he said.
Shocking social pressure behind the crime
Police said Rani used to come to the hospital for her treatment and had undergone abortion twice in the past. She was being persecuted by her in-laws for failing to give them a child, which made her steal the baby from the hospital, they said.