After getting back their baby, Belal and Rina became emotional and expressed gratitude to the police
Police have rescued a newborn girl after she was kidnapped from the hospital and sold to a man in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali.
The four-day-old baby, who was rescued from Noakhala village in Chatkhil, was returned to her parents on Tuesday morning, said Md Anwarul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chatkhil police station.
Police also arrested Marjahan Begum, 30, and her sister Lovely Begum, 32, for their alleged involvement in the kidnap and one Mosharraf Hossain Gazi, 42, who had allegedly bought the baby from the sister duo in Noakhala village, the OC said.
Belal Hossain, the father of the baby, lodged a complaint with the police station saying that his wife Rina Begum, 23, gave birth to the baby girl at Chatkhil Upazila Health Complex on Thursday.
Marjahan and Lovely, who are related to Belal, were taking care of the baby while they were all leaving the hospital after getting released on Friday.
On their way out, the duo kidnapped the baby and sold her to one Mosharraf Hossain Gazi, a resident of the same upazila, in exchange of Tk60,000, said the OC.
Based on the complaint, police carried out a raid at Mosharraf's home in the early hours of Tuesday and rescued the baby from his possession.
During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to the crime, the OC said, adding that they were produced before a Noakhali court on Tuesday and the court sent them to jail in this connection.
After getting back their baby, Belal and Rina became emotional and expressed gratitude to the police.