The infant Khadiza is the youngest daughter of Nasima Begum and Bahadur Dhali.
Bahadur is a day labourer from Kathalbari union of Shibcharm, Madaripur district.
Khadiza's father was undergoing treatment for a brain tumor at the hospital's neurosurgery department ward for the past two and a half months and the family had more or less moved in there with him.
Nasima, told the Dhaka Tribune that yesterday afternoon a women came into the ward pretending to be lost looking for the gynecology department.
She soon made friends with her and came back with a juice box for their eldest daughter Shorna, 10.
She then said that she would also like to buy a gift for the infant Khadiza like a dress, Nasima agreed and out of exhaustion from staying up all night with her sick husband sent Shorna and the baby with the unidentified woman.
Once the three reached the front gate of the hospital the women under the pretext of finding the right color for the dress sent Shorna back to the hospital to bring her mother keeping the infant with her.
Once Nasima realised that this was probably a scam she frantically ran outside but the woman and her baby were already gone.
“I don't know what to do, I believed the women in good faith,” said Nasima.
Khaza Abdul Gafur, deputy director of DMCH, said that they know about the incident and are looking into this.
Abu Bakkar Siddique officer-in-charge of Shahabagh police station said the incident took place between 4:00 to 4:30pm and a general diary has been filed by Nasima in connection.