Abducted newborn girl rescued within hours

Baripada: A four-day old girl was rescued within hours after she was allegedly stolen from PRM Medical College & Hospital here.

Two persons have also been arrested in this connection. Police said one of them belongs to Sahadevkhunta area in Balasore district while the other woman has been identified as a resident of Chandua area in Mayurbhanj district.

Reportedly, Raimani Tudu had given birth to a baby girl four days back in the PRM Medical College & Hospital, however, an unknown woman approached her and requested to hold the baby in her lap but she initially refused as newborn was sleeping.

Following persistent urges, Raimani agreed and gave the newborn to her. The woman in the meantime took the baby outside the ward and disappeared.

The parents alerted the hospital administration and later the Baripada Town Police was informed about the incident.