Mother fakes son's abduction to unite baby with biological father whom she had an affair with

Mail Online | 5/21/2019 | Kelsey Cheng For Mailonline
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Police in central China have detained three people in relation to a fake abduction of a four-month-old baby boy in a case that has gripped the nation's attention over the past week.

The incident first came to light last Thursday when the infant was reported to have been taken from his mother, surnamed Liu, after she fainted near a park in Zhoukou, Hanan province.

Monday - Mother - Child - Abduction - Order

On Monday, it was revealed that the mother had staged her child's abduction in order to reunite the baby with his real father whom she had an affair with, Chinese media reported.

In a statement released on the day the child went missing, Zhoukou police offered a reward of 50,000 yuan (£5,700) to anyone with information leading to the child's discovery as well as the suspect's capture.

Boy - Father - Surname - Zhu - Child

The boy's father, identified by his surname Zhu, accused the child snatcher of having 'poor conscience' and also offered a 100,000 yuan (£11,300) reward for his son's return.

The case generated widespread media coverage and triggered nation-wide efforts to locate the baby.

Sunday - Police - Statement - Child - Zhengzhou

On Sunday, police said in a statement that the child had been 'safely retrieved' in Zhengzhou city, more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) away from Zhoukou where he was taken.

According to Beijing Youth Daily, police officers could not identify a suspect after investigating the scene and interviewing witnesses.

Location - Mother - Baby - Spot - Surveillance

The location where the mother said her baby was taken was a blind spot and surveillance footage yielded no results.

Chinese media also raised suspicions after police started to describe the...
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