Friday, 21 September 2012

Infant Narrowly Avoids Abduction in New Zealand

According to The Telegraph, Neha Narayan, 24, has recently pleaded guilty to the High Court for kidnapping a baby from Auckland's Middlemore Hospital in January this year.

Narayan allegedly faked a pregnancy and asked her partner to drop her off at the hospital as she was in labour. She spent the following 3-4 hours roaming the maternity ward, arousing suspicion from staff on duty who alerted the police.

Narayan managed to snatch a baby and make it to the car-park where she was apprehended.

There are numerous stories similar to this and the effect on all involved – family and staff – are harrowing. Had staff been less wary or Narayan less suspicious, the result of this incident could have been much more severe.

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