Body of ‘stolen’ baby girl found in Jobra

Cuttack: In a sensational twist to the theft of one and half month old baby girl from Sishu Bhavan, police on Saturday recovered the body of the baby from Jobra area here.

According to sources, police have detained five persons, including the mother and father of the baby.

Notably on March 18, parents of the baby girl, who are residents of Sunakhala in Khurda district, had lodged a complaint at Lalbag police station about their girl going missing while undergoing treatment at the government-run hospital.

The infant was brought to the government-run hospital in a serious condition in the wee hours of Thursday. But the baby was shifted to the casualty department after preliminary treatment as there was no vacancy in the ICU.

The mother of the baby said she went to bathroom at around 9 am but did not find her daughter when she returned.

However, it later emerged that the woman herself took the baby and was on the way back to her village when she accidentally dropped her. The baby girl died and her body was dumped by her mother near a railway track from where it was recovered today.