LAHORE: An unidentified woman kidnapped a four-month-old boy from Jinnah Hospital Emergency Ward on Tuesday. The suspect masqueraded as a hospital employee to win the confidence of the infant’s mother, who herself handed over the baby before entering an examination room to the suspect, who disappeared in less than no time.
Samina Kausar, of Sahiwal District, complained to the police that she along with her three children, including four-month-old Bilal, had come to Jinnah Hospital for examination where an unidentified woman approached her and took away Bilal after masquerading as an employee of the hospital.
Sources said that the suspect, who was wearing pink shalwar kameez, also introduced herself near emergency counter as a resident of Sahiwal District.
They said that while Samina moved to examination room after obtaining slip from the counter, the suspect also accompanied her and started developing acquaintance with the mother of three in order to trap her.
As Samina was about to enter the examination room, the suspect succeeded in trapping her on false assurance that she would stay outside the room along with the baby until she (Samina) returns.
The ill-fated mother unwittingly succumbed to the tactics of the suspect, who caught hold of the baby and disappeared in fraction of a second.
The police registered a case under Section 363 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the kidnapping of the infant and sought a report from his adviser on health and the health secretary.
The chief minister directed that no effort should be spared for the early recovery of the baby and strict legal action be taken against the kidnappers.
Killed: An unidentified teenaged boy was killed in mysterious circumstances in Nawab Town police precincts on Tuesday.
A policeman said that some passers-by saw the body of the boy dumped in fields near Raiwind Road and informed the police.
He said that they have also recovered bloodstained bricks from the scene, which were apparently used in smashing the boy’s head.
The police sent the body for an autopsy and identification and registered a case against unknown persons.
Fire: Edibles worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in a double-storey godown in the Akbari Gate area.
The cause of fire was said to be short-circuiting. Upon being informed, fire-fighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze after hectic efforts.
However, no casualty was reported in the incident.
Awareness Campaign: The City Traffic Police on Tuesday distributed pamphlets and brochures among citizens on second day of its campaign to create awareness on road safety measures.
The chief traffic officer also visited various roads of the city to review the progress of the campaign.
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