HC asks CBCID to probe case relating to missing newborn

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the CB-CID to investigate into the abduction of a new born child more than a year ago from the Government Rajaji Hospital here and trace it.

Madurai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the CB-CID to investigate into the abduction of a new born child more than a year ago from the Government Rajaji Hospital here and trace it.

Justices A Selvam and V S Ravi said there was no progress in the investigation into the missing of child on June 14, 2013, though the police were asked to file a report today.

Directing the police to expedite the investigation and find the child, the bench said an official in the rank of DIG should file the report.

Meanwhile, the child's father Dinakaran filed a petition seeking to transfer the probe to the CB-CID.

The Judges condemned the police for dragging the investigation and directed the CB-CID to investigate the case.

They directed the Additional Director General of Police of the CB-CID to appoint an competent official to investigate the case and trace the child before November 20 and hand it over to the parents

Earlier Meenakshi Dinakaran, the child's mother, filed a petition before the Court demanding Rs 20 lakh compensation from the government.

She said police themselves have stated in their report that many newborn babies went missing from government hospitals across the state in the recent past. "Hence I understood that many child was not only stolen for adoption purposes, but also for organ transplantation beyond the Indian territory", she had stated.

Meenakshi had given birth to her baby on June 14 lst year through caesarean section. After she was moved to the post-operative ward on June 15 morning, a woman, approached her stating that Meenakshi's relatives wanted to see the child and took it away.

The woman disappeared from the spot quietly and took Meenakshi's case sheet too with her.

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