Kerala baby missing case: Name, address of father wrong in birth certificate; foul play suspected
Thiruvananthapuram: Exposing a deliberate move to keep the child away from Anupama, a Thiruvananthapuram-based mother whose baby went missing soon after giving birth, a birth certificate of the baby in which father’s name and address were wrongly entered has come out.
Instead of Ajith, husband of Anupama, the name Jayakumar is seen entered as father’s name in the certificate. Ajith is a resident of Kuravankonam in Kavadiyar. However, father’s address is given as Manakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, in the certificate.
With this, sources in the investigation team have said there were deliberate attempts to snatch the baby from Anupama.
Anupama gave birth to the male baby on October 19 at a private hospital in Kattakkada. It was on the basis of the details given at the hospital, Kattakkada Grama Panchayat issued birth certificate.
The certificate, however, clearly mentions the name Anupama S Chandran as the mother of the baby.
Anupama S Chandran, a former member of SFI and the daughter of a Peroorkada CPI-M area committee member Jayachandran, came up with the allegations against her family members a few days back.
Anupama had fallen in love with DYFI Peroorkada area president Ajith who was already married. Anupama's parents were not happy over this alliance. Anupama and Ajith could not start living together as he was not legally divorced at that time.
Meanwhile, Anupama gave birth to a baby on October 19 last year. According to Anupama’s complaint, the child was taken away from her by her father and relatives three days after the delivery. They had promised that the baby will be brought back once Anupama’s sister is married off.
However, they did not bring the child back even after her sister’s wedding. Following this, Anupama went with Ajith in April this year. Also they approached the authorities with complaint.
Meanwhile, Anupama’s father P S Jayachandran said that the baby was handed over to Child Welfare Committee with her consent as she was not capable to take care of the baby at that time. He added that they had obtained a consent letter attested by notary from her before taking the child.
When Anupama lodged a complaint, her family showed the letter to the police. Jayachandran said that if Anupama wants her child back, she can legally move for it. He also alleged that she is bringing up this issue to make controversy during party conferences.