Childless couple held for stealing baby in CMCH
The Coimbatore city police has arrested a childless couple for kidnapping an eight-month-old boy from Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).
According to police, the accused Vignesh and his wife Prabavathi were arrested from their native Tiruvarur district on Saturday night and the baby was rescued, a day after being stolen from the hospital.
Police said the accused befriended the baby’s parents Selvam and Selvarani, hailing from Cuddalore and working in Tiruppur as daily wagers in a textile firm. Selvarani had delivered twins in CMCH in October last year. The accused couple accompanied them to CMCH to get a birth certificate for the twins on Friday. At the hospital, Vignesh asked Selvam to check for a job vacancy in the railway station.
While he was away, Prabavathi took one of the babies to check weight nearby. When they didn’t turn up, Selvam and Selvarani lodged a police complaint.