Police reunite missing newborn in Malda with mother, two held

A woman got her baby girl back at Malda's Malatipur district hospital on Thursday. The newborn was missing for some time from the hospital.

The police later was able to get the baby back and detained two women in connection with the case.

Police said a middle aged woman Manjura Biwi lodged a complaint with the local police station alleging that her baby girl was stolen.

"The mother was talking with somebody over the mobile phone. The baby was crying then. Another woman, who was a visitor in that hospital, took the baby away," said a police officer.

"The father of the baby is a civic volunteer at Malda town. He came to us with his wife to lodge a compliant. We started the investigation without wasting any time," the officer added.

Police later rescued the baby from Botlapukur area. "We detained two women in connection with the case from Botlapukur," the officer further added.

Meanwhile, in another case, police arrested four persons at Bankura's Ranibandh area in connection with the selling of a newborn.

The mother of the newborn sold her child to a childless couple.

However, in this case, police arrested the uncle, aunt and the brother-in-law of the lady who tried to sell her child to that couple, along with the tout who had arranged the deal.

Police said that the accused mother got pregnant after an illicit relationship with her brother-in-law.

However, she refused to go for abortion and decided to give birth to the child despite repeated requests from her brother-in-law.

Later, the brother-in-law contacted that childless couple who agreed to buy the baby for Rs 50,000.

The couple had paid Rs 10,000 in advance to the brother-in-law. "We have arrested the accused mother's uncle, aunt and brother-in-law and one tout in this case. All of them were sent to court and remanded to judicial custody," said a police officer.
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