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10 January 2012

Woman accused of snatching baby

New Zealand police say a woman faked being pregnant for nine months before snatching a newborn from a hospital and whisking the baby to a nearby car before getting caught.

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New Zealand police say a woman faked being pregnant for nine months before snatching a newborn from a hospital and whisking the baby to a nearby car before getting caught.

Police spokeswoman Ana-Mari Gates-Bowey says 24-year-old Neha Narayan has been charged with abduction and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Gates-Bowey said  that Narayan told her partner she was pregnant months before walking into Middlemore Hospital in Auckland on 3 Jan and patrolling the baby ward before snatching a 2-day-old baby. Gates-Bowey said a suspicious nurse followed Narayan out of the hospital and confronted her when she reached a car, where her partner was waiting.

Narayan has handed authorities her Fijian passport and was released on bail. She could not be reached for comment.

(Sapa, January 2012)

 
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