KNH Shimla Baby Swapping Case

KNH child swapping case resolved, couples to exchange babies on Oct 26

SHIMLA-The child swapping case in Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla was settled with High Court’s intervention on Friday. After five months, the couples decided to exchange the babies on October 26 after performing some religious ceremonies.

After the DNA report confirmed that the babies were swapped in Kamla Nehru Hospital in Shimla, the court allowed two parties (couples) to settle child swapping case harmoniously. The bench comprising of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Sandeep Sharma directed hospital authorities to take steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Anil and Sheetal, residents of Bhattakufar in Shimla, had alleged child swapping at a hospital on May 26 when his wife was hospitalized at KNH. As per the couple, the initially his wife was told that she gave birth to a baby boy, but later a baby girl was handed over to her.

This created suspicious and the couple took assistance of DNA test conducted at the State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) at Junga. Confirmation came as soon as the couple received report of the test that didn’t match at all. The DNA matched with another couple Jitinder Thakur and Anjani Thakur.

A complaint was launched by the couple at the Police Station East on September 9. The couple had also filed a petition in the high court, labeling same allegation against the KNH staff.
The court, hearing the petition, directed other couple to settle the case in order to avoid any harsh action from the court.

The court has directed police and hospital staff to conclude the investigation. Next hearing in the case is listed on October 27.

Photo: Indian Express

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