Cuttack: A newborn baby girl, who was allegedly stolen from the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday, was found a few hours after the incident.
According to investigation, a woman named Sweety Rout,who claimed to have given birth to baby boy in the same ward, was masterminded behind theft case. Police have detained the accused woman. During interrogation, police found the accused was neither admitted to the ward nor was pregnant.
In a bid to escape, she claimed that she had mistakenly taken the baby girl instead of her own son. The hospital authorities lodged a complaint with police.
Notably, wife of Tapan Kumar Jena, a resident of Chandanpur in Puri, had delivered twins. One of the twins was doing well while another suffered from neonatal jaundice. She was shifted to the SNCU for special phototherapy to treat jaundice. A relative who attended the newborn at SNCU alleged that when he went out of the ward for some work, somebody stole the infant.