RAWALPINDI: A three-month-old infant was reunited with his parents 36 hours after he was kidnapped by a woman from Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on Wednesday.
Police detained two sisters for their involvement in the kidnapping.
According to a police spokesman, the infant, who was kidnapped from the hospital’s OPD, was reunited with his parents after being recovered during an intelligence-based joint operation on Thursday night.
Aftab Ahmad, father of Mohammad Musa, could not control his emotions when he was informed by the police that his little son had been recovered.
Aftab Ahmad, who has a nine-year-old daughter and three-month old son, told Dawn that his family was thankful to the police and media because of whom he was with his son.
He said the woman who kidnapped his son had already been convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison in a similar case in Karachi but she was released after six years of imprisonment.
According to police, the woman who took the infant from the hospital was detained and an investigation was being carried out to ascertain the motive behind the abductions.
As part of the investigation, police with the help of CCTV images interviewed a rickshaw driver who gave a ride to the woman after she took the newborn on Wednesday from BBH.
The woman, who was wearing a mask on her face, took Mohammad Musa from his sister in the OPD before vanishing. The police took the rickshaw driver who the woman had hired into custody and traced her.