Woman steals baby disguised as nurse after suffering miscarriage

She was apprehended by the police when she was faking childbirth in the same hospital on the same day.

Chinese woman, Zhao Juan, dressed up as a nurse and steals a baby to help her fake a pregnancy she lost in a miscarriage

A Chinese woman who suffered a miscarriage has been arrested for allegedly stealing another woman's child in order to conceal the truth of her loss from her family.

According to People’s Daily Online, the Suspect, who is known as Zhao Juan, dressed up as a nurse and took a new-born boy to pass off as her own from a hospital in eastern China’s Hongze county.

Zhao suffered a miscarriage during the first three months of her pregnancy, which is reported to have been caused by her own carelessness.

Heart-broken Ms Zhao decided to fake the rest of her pregnancy.

She did not wish to break the news to her family because she wanted to keep enjoying the extra love and care she had received when she was pregnant.

When her due date drew nearer, Ms Zhao hatched a plan to fake childbirth.

In the early hours of the faithful day, Ms Zhao went to the Hongze Chinese Hospital of Herbal Medicine and stole a nurse outfit.

She then snuck into the maternity ward and snatched a newborn son from a mother, who is known under the pseudonym of Wang Li.

Afterwards, Ms Zhao, concealed the baby in a large white handbag and left the hospital.

When Ms Wang realised her son was missing, she and her family immediately called the police.

The police reviewed the security footage and narrowed down the suspicion on Ms Zhao who was seen entering the hospital in her own clothes but left in a nurse outfit with a bulging bag.

After returning home, Ms Zhao pretended to her family that she had just given birth and called an ambulance.

However, the ambulance took Ms Zhao to the very same hospital from which she stole the baby from.

The police were already carrying out investigation at the hospital.

Since Zhao did not show any physical signs of childbirth, and as hospital staff were already looking for the child as well as the baby snatcher, Ms Zhao’s arrival only sped up the investigation.

After a short interrogation, Zhao confessed to the crime and was arrested by the police.

A paternity test was also conducted to confirm that the baby boy did indeed belong to Ms Wang.


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