Gandhi Hospital kidnap case gets stuck
Hyderabad: The police investigation into the Gandhi Hospital kidnap case hit a roadblock as the suspect, G. Nagamani, managed to secure bail from court. The cops had applied for her custody to find out if she had links with trafficking rackets. But the court rejected the plea.
Nagamani, a mother of three children, argued that she was drunk at the time of the kidnap and had no plans to sell the baby. Hours after 35-year-old Nagamani walked out of the maternity ward of the Gandhi Hospital with a newborn baby she was arrested by the police.
Since it happened past midnight, as per law, the police had to take her to a women’s police station. Within eight hours the police had to produce her before a court for judicial remand leaving not much time for them to interrogate her. “She did not say much about her intention and background. She said she just wanted to keep the kid,” said an official from the Chilkalguda PS.
The entire action of the suspect was caught on CCTV. Nagamani’s intention remains mysterious as her actions were pre-planned. The police is yet to understand why a drunk woman lurked around in the hospital at midnight looking for babies to steal.
The only option for the cops now is to conduct an inquiry without taking Nagamani into custody. “We will conduct a background check on the suspect to learn more about her links,” said inspector K. Srinivasulu.