Mrunal Manmay Dash

Balasore police on Friday launched a manhunt after rescuing a kidnapped one-and-a-half-year-old baby boy from a slum in Soro of Balasore district. The infant was kidnapped from Soro Hospital.

As per reports, a woman with the baby had gone to the Soro Hospital to obtain a death certificate for one of her relatives. However, she somehow lost her baby while she was at the hospital.

She alleged that an unknown woman stole her baby from the hospital.

She searched everywhere and failed to locate her baby, following which she lodged a complaint at the Soro police station. Following the complaint, the police sprang into action and rescued the baby from the tribal slum at Court Chhak in Soro.

While the kidnapper gave the police a slip, an investigation has been launched to nab the accused.

Recently, a three-year-old baby boy, Subham disappeared under mysterious circumstances at Raipur village under Soro police limits in Balasore district on January 1.

As per reports, Subham went missing while playing on a village road in front of their house on January 1. His parents and villagers searched everywhere including the village pond, bus stand and railway station, but could not find him anywhere.