Five days after a woman allegedly "stole" a newborn impersonating a nurse from a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, she left the baby at the gates of a police station on Friday morning, police said.
Indore Deputy Inspector General of Police Harinarayan Chari Mishra said that the newborn has been reunited with his mother at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital. The newborn was left outside Sanyogitaganj police station.
"We took the case as a challenge. We searched for the accused woman based on the CCTV footage of the hospital. In the footage, it was seen that the woman fled on a two-wheeler. We searched and identified around 450 such two-wheelers. But we could not find the woman. We have also announced Rs 20,000 prize for giving information about that woman," Mr Mishra told reporters.
"Fearing police investigation and actions, the accused woman has left the child at the gates of Sanyogitaganj police station. The newborn is fine and he has been under observation at Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital where his mother is also admitted. They have been reunited," he added.
The search for the accused woman will continue, the officer added. The newborn was taken away on November 15.