Abducted baby’s body exhumed to collect DNA

Hyderabad: Body of the four-day-old baby boy who was abducted from Niloufer Hospital has been exhumed by Nampally police on Wednesday. The body was exhumed in the presence of his family members and DNA samples were collected for identifying his biological parents.

When the baby died reportedly due to health problems, the kidnapper Manjula buried the body in her native place. She was arrested by the police.

Spot post-mortem examination was conducted on the body and DNA samples were collected.

On October 22, K Manjula had kidnapped a newborn from the premises of the state-run Niloufer Hospital. The incident took place when the two-day-old baby was brought by his grandmother to Niloufer Hospital for treatment. The infant was born at a state-run maternity hospital in the city.

In her complaint, the child’s grandmother said that when she brought him to Niloufer Hospital as he had taken ill, an unidentified woman helped her with the formalities and the treatment. Afterwards, when the old lady was leaving the hospital, the woman, who was holding the baby in her arms, said she can go and have tea. The complainant then stepped out for tea, but when she returned, the woman and the child were nowhere to be seen.