Woman fakes pregnancy, snatches baby

2012-01-10 13:20

Wellington - 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 spokesperson 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 on Tuesday that Narayan told her partner she was pregnant months before walking into Middlemore Hospital in Auckland on January 03 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 on Tuesday.

  • Gavin - 2012-01-10 13:57

    Just when you thought you'd heard the worst that people were capable of...

      sam.kaitawa - 2012-01-10 14:06

      Gav, let me remind you of the good times

  • lehungwanend - 2012-01-19 09:46

    stupit man,he should be charged too how can your wife or woman fake that for nine months without noticing, non.......

  • Whispers4life - 2012-02-29 15:08

    how can you fake a pregnancy for 9 months????

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