KARACHI: In a strange incident, a ‘cloth shopping bag with a zipper’ inside of which a mother was said to be carrying her newborn baby girl was snatched by two muggers on a road when the woman got off a passenger bus in Baldia Town on Tuesday.

However, police said that there was no witness to the mysterious incident.

Keamari-SSP Fida Husain Janwari told Dawn that Anni Begum, wife of Shahid Soomro, left her residence in Musharraf Colony and got on a passenger bus.

As she got off the bus at Rubi Mor in Baldia Town, two muggers standing there snatched the shopping bag from her and fled, the woman told the police.

He said that she told the police that she wrapped her 11-day-old baby girl in the bag to save her from cold since she was unwell. She said she was carrying the child to a hospital in Baldia Town for a check-up, the SSP said.

He said that the suspected muggers did not take away anything else from her, like cell phone, etc.

The police obtained the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from the area and showed it to the woman, but she could not identify anyone in the video.

“We are investigating the incident,” said SSP Janwari.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2022

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