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A newborn baby was snatched from a hospital in Pakistan after his alleged abductors replaced him with a stuffed doll.
It has been reported that the abductors swapped the infant at Holy Family Hospital in the city of Rawalpindi by reportedly putting the doll in a baby carrier.
Police were alerted by the family who submitted an abduction report following the kidnap which is believed to have taken place over Halloween weekend.
Authorities rushed to the scene and an investigation has since been launched, reports ARY News.
The Medical Superintendent of the Holy Family Hospital confirmed that the department the baby was kidnapped from had been sealed.
“The hospital administer will extend its complete cooperation with police,” he said.
In circulated footage online, Crowds could be seen gathering outside of the hospital on November 1.
In response to a video posted by local media, Rawalpindi Police said on Twitter: "The case of abduction of a newborn baby from the hospital, senior officers rushed to the spot on information of the incident, a case of the incident has been registered and is being investigated.
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"The child will be recovered and the arrest of the culprits involved will be ensured."
Hundreds sent their well wishes to the family online and prayed that the abductor would be brought to justice.
It has been reported that police are examining CCTV footage of the incident.
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