Woman arrested for stealing baby from hospital

Ahmedabad A woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a 15-day-old child from the neo-natal care unit of a hospital in Paldi area here today, police said.

Officials said that the accused, Shabana Hussain (22), was arrested from the Isanpur area of the city where she lived. The new-born baby boy has been rescued and the accused is being questioned.

The boy was a premature baby born to Jyoti Rajput (24) who had delivered twins (a boy and a girl) on February 22. The babies were admitted to V S Hospital's neo-natal care unit as they were premature.

The hospital authorities have suspended two staff nurse and two security guards of the unit for negligence, following the incident, they said.

Story First Published: March 14, 2011 09:43 IST

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