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Doctor jailed for kidnapping baby in reincarnation bid

A doctor has been jailed for kidnapping a baby in a bizarre plot to ‘reincarnate’ her late mother.

Romanian psychiatrist Constanta Albumel, 40, who lived in Switzerland, drove to a Romanian children’s hospital where she snatched a baby girl, forging papers to say she was hers.

Albumel was obsessed with the idea of reincarnating her mother through shamen rituals and threatened her husband with divorce if he failed to agree with her plot.

A judge jailed her for three years for her ‘crazy idea’ and gave her husband a suspended sentence.

The parents of the baby received £33,000 compensation after being reunited with her.

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