Handwara: Police on Friday morning apprehended two women for stealing an infant from district hospital Handwara.
An official said that a baby soon after birth went missing from Handwara district hospital.
He said that the incident came to light late last evening after a woman from Natnusa Kupwara was shifted from the labour room to the ward without her just born baby.
The baby was whisked away while her mother was being shifted to the ward of the district hospital, reports quoting family said.
"Soon after the incident both police and hospital administration swung into action and launched a search for the new born," a hospital official said.
According to Deputy Medical Superintendent, Dr Ajaz Ahmad police apprehended two women Friday morning and recovered the infant from their custody.
Baby was later handed over to her mother.
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