Mothers kept on their toes after baby kidnapped from Kottayam Medical College in broad daylight


Police returning baby to Ashwathy, the mother.

Kottayam: The broad daylight kidnap of a new born baby from the gynaecology ward rocked the Kottayam Medical College hospital. When the incident came to the light, the mothers in the hospital ward that delivered their new-borns were the most distressed. There was an utter confusion among them on whose baby was kidnapped. This in turn tensed bystanders and family members of the mothers. Many raised concerns about safety of their babies.

Later, it came to light that the baby kidnapped was of Ashwathy Valiyatharayil, a native of Vandiperiyar. However, the other mothers realizing the pain of Ashwathy in missing her baby were in an empathetic exasperation. Bystanders and family members of mothers were in alert and some even did their part by extending their help to police and hospital authorities. The visuals emerged from the hospital after finding the baby corroborate the relaxation the onlookers and mothers had. The baby who was kidnapped from the hospital around 3:30 pm was recovered by police within an hour.

There was a huge gathering outside the gynaecology ward of the hospital to see the scene of police officials bringing the baby back to hospital. When Gandhi Nagar SI PS Renish walked in to the hospital with baby in his arms people cheered and clapped. Some even saluted the police. He handed over the baby to head nurse and then to the mother of baby, Ashwathy. The bystanders and other mothers reportedly were seen very relieved on witnessing the site.

“I got my life back. I don’t remember the moments I lost my daughter…I was collapsed on knowing that baby was missing. God will bless those who brought back my baby and those who stood with me,” Ashwathy remarked.

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