[www.inewsguyana.com] – The woman, who allegedly kidnapped a nine – day old baby boy from his mother, today pleaded not guilty to the offence of child stealing.
Baitoon Hussain, called Debbie, of Chesney Front, Corentyne appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
She was remanded to prison until June 14. The baby was found alive and in good health by the police on Sunday June 01 in Chesney Village on the Corentyne at the house of her Mother-in-law.
Baby ‘Avi’ was born on May 15 and was kidnapped nine days after. Father of the baby boy, Ravikant Vistonauth said his wife met the woman at the hospital when she went there to deliver her baby. Since then the woman has been visiting their home.
“She said she like the baby and use to bring a set of thing, every day she used to come by the house and spend hours,” he said.
Vistonauth related that on May 24, the woman came to the house and took his wife and the baby to the market. He said his wife told him that the woman offered to hold the baby for her while she went to get fish but upon her return neither the woman nor the child could be found.
Upon inquiring, she was told that the woman left in a car. The driver later confirmed that he dropped the woman at Tain.