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Newborns abductors’ gang of seven busted

PESHAWAR: The district police on Friday claimed to have busted seven-member gang including males and females who were involved in heinous crime of abducting newborns from hospitals and later selling them.

In a major breakthrough, Peshawar police arrested the seven-member of the gang including two men and five women, police said adding the suspected abductors were involved in kidnapping the newborns from hospitals and maternity homes across the city and selling them for a price ranging between Rs 70,000 to 300,000.

It said that the group used to allegedly handover dead newborn babies to parents instead of their own child in connivance with the hospital administrations and abduct their baby and sale it for money.

Among the gang members, the women were identified as nurses and Lady Health Workers, the police said adding that raids are being conducted for the arrest of the remaining members of the gang while police also managed to rescue an already abducted baby girl from custody of the gang.

A female abductor Wajeeha Yasmeen alias Jia informed the police that she had kidnapped a newborn baby to deliver to a person Nadir Shah for Rs 300,000 and handed the child over to another lady Musarrat until the payment is made. –APP