A hospital worker in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a new-born baby to give to a family member, according to reports.
New mother Jamila Bibi came home with one baby after giving birth in a hospital in Balochistan province and took a few days to fully regain consciousness.
When Ms BibiÂ had started to recover, she asked family members where â€śthe other girl wasâ€ť, her brother-in-law Abdul HamidÂ told theÂ BBC.
The family said they were not aware she had given birth to twins. â€śWe were stunned,” Mr HamidÂ said.
“After Abdul Hamid filed a police complaint, we arrested the female paramedic who was on duty at the delivery room that night, and she led us straight to where the baby was,” Jahangir Shah fromÂ Loralai police station told the BBC.
“She had been helped by two other colleagues to smuggle the baby out of hospital and give it to her aunt who was married 17 years but was still without a child.â€ť
He said: â€śThe nurse told us her aunt had been badly wanting to adopt a baby.”
The mother has reportedly been reunited with her child. The four women accused of involvement in theÂ kidnappingÂ of the baby have been arrested, police said.
In 2017, a baby disappeared from a hospital in Florida when she was only eight hours old.
Police said they discovered her alive and well as an 18-year-oldÂ living with a woman she believed was her mother, who was then arrested in connection with the abduction.
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