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Kidnapped infant returned to her parents as woman arrested


The police have arrested a woman who kidnapped a 2-day-old infant from Takuapa Hospital, Phang Nga province, apparently desperate to have her own child after suffering a miscarriage.

The woman took the baby from the hospital’s delivery room on December 10 and called a motorcycle taxi to pick her up.
The police checked security cameras in the hospital and tracked down an owner of the motorcycle named Chartchai Thongchai, 50, who said he had taken a woman and a baby to Thai Mueang district.
Relatives of the baby’s parents told the officers that a woman had tried to make friends with them and was asking to hold the baby before she took it away when no one was looking. 
She was arrested this morning at her residence in Takua Thung district. The baby, a girl, is being reunited with her biological parents,
She confessed that she planned to kidnap a baby and raise it as her child after having a miscarriage but was scared to tell the truth to her husband and relatives.

Published : December 11, 2019

By : The Nation