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[Update] Mother who allegedly snatched infant daughter charged with kidnapping

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305-12 107 Sqd 03-14-12

After an eight hour search, police found and arrested the woman who allegedly kidnapped her baby from a Queens hospital. The baby was found safe.

Police said Leila Rajnarie took her 8-month-old daughter, Nevita Jagdeo, from Queens General Hospital Pediatric Center at approximately noon on Wednesday, March 14 while the infant was there with her foster mother. Rajnarie had accompanied them on the visit. She took the child while the foster mother and doctor were speaking in another room, police said.

Officers in the Patrol Bureau Queens South Task Force saw a woman fitting the description of the suspect in a livery cab in South Richmond Hill and pulled the vehicle over at approximately 8:40 p.m., police said.

After positive identification of the suspect and infant, Rajnarie was taken into custody and the baby was taken to a local hospital.

Rajnarie has been charged with kidnapping, custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a child.