Baby girl taken from Makassar hospital
A new born baby girl was snatched from Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Tuesday morning.
Hospital president director Abdul Kadir said that the three-month-old baby, daughter of Irmawati, 32, was allegedly tyaken at 4:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. in Jakarta).
“At 4 a.m. a nurse checked the room and the baby was still asleep next to her grandmother,” Kadir said on Tuesday.
The baby’s grandmother, Ratnawati, woke up to find ut her grandchild gone not long after. She immediately alerted the nurse on duty, who passed the report to hospital security officers and the hospital management.
“We have studied the suspected perpetrator on CCTV and have the family’s testimonies,” Kadir cited, adding that the hospital management haad reported the incident to the Tamalanrea Police Precinct.
Tamalanrea Police Precinct chief Comr. Amiruddin confirmed the report, saying the police were investigating the case.
The kidnapping is the first in Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital—the biggest hospital in eastern Indonesia. (swd)