In a bid to locate the seven-month-old baby boy kidnapped from Cama Hospital in south Mumbai on Wednesday,the Azad Maidan Police have compiled case details and sent them to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of the Ministry of Home Affairs to put up the picture of the boy on their online database.
Details of the case have also been sent to neighbouring states. Sources revealed that the Mumbai Police Crime Branch have started a parallel investigation.
The boy,Vishwanath Kale,was kidnapped by a woman who had offered to look after him while his mother,Durga (20),filled the forms to get him admitted. The incident had taken place on Wednesday afternoon when Durga got him to hospital to treat him for a rash.
A woman who had spoken to Durga offered to look after Vishwanath while Durga filled a form. Durga said when she returned,the woman and Vishwanath were nowhere to be seen. A case of kidnapping was then registered at the Azad Maidan Police Station.
Officers investigating the case revealed that details of the case have been shared with other states. A flash message describing the toddler and the suspect has been sent to neighbouring states. We have requested the police of neighbouring states to be on the lookout for the toddler. The details of the case,including picture of the boy,has been sent to the NCRB so that it can be uploaded on its website. We are doing all we can to trace the boy, said an officer of Azad Maidan Police Station,requesting anonymity.
The officer revealed that when the police had sought CCTV footage from Cama Hospital,they were shocked to learn that while the cameras were working,none of the feeds were being recorded.
The police officer said,The hospital authorities said CCTV feeds were not being recorded since February 22. What is the use in having CCTV cameras if feeds are not recorded?