Police recovered a 14-month-old baby from the house of a woman, who had already got arrested a week ago on charges of trafficking new born babies.
The baby was recovered on Friday from the house of the accused woman Sathi Arya in Cooch Behar.
Police said that a gynaecologist Dr Nikhilendu Mahapatra had been arrested on similar charges, a few days ago. Police came to know from him that there is one baby in the house of Sathi. Police conducted a raid and recovered the baby, who was admitted in a hospital.
Police had recovered two more babies from Sathi’s house a week ago. The police are trying to ascertain how another baby was kept in her house. Investigation revealed that another woman Siuli Das, who is at present behind the bars, was also involved in the racket. The police will question Siuli once again in this connection.
Police suspect that the woman was involved with an inter-state child trafficking racket. Thus, the police have also contacted the Criminal Investigation Department and provided all sort of information about the arrested persons.
The CID is trying to find whether they had any connection with those who were arrested on similar charges from North 24 Parganas and Kolkata.