Mathura, Feb 2: A three-day-old baby boy was stolen by a woman impersonating as a nurse at a government hospital here, prompting authorities to suspend two hospital staff.
The child was yesterday stolen by the woman who took the baby from his mother Nasrin, a resident of Navneet Nagar, on the pretext of getting him vaccinated, District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said.
Nasrin gave birth to the child on January 29. After the accused did not return with the baby, Nasrin and her husband Amin complained to the hospital superintendent Dr B D Bhaskar.
The family members and neighbours of the victims also protested at the hospital premises and raised slogans. The couple claimed that the accused woman was seen talking with the hospital staff.
They also accused the hospital staff and Dr Bhaskar of being hand in glove with the woman who stole the child. Following the incident, the DM reached the spot and a ward boy Deepak and maid Anita were suspended.
He also recommended that action be taken against the hospital superintendent. On the basis of a complaint by the child's father, an FIR was registered against the accused hospital staff, DSP Chakrapani Tripathi said.
Several teams of police have been deployed for searching the baby, the DSP said. Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr Vivek Mishra has asked the hospital administration to install CCTV cameras.