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Newborn baby sold for Tk1 lakh, rescued, returned to parents

  • Forced to sell as could not pay hospital bills
  • Baby's father lodged a complaint
Update : 03 Apr 2024, 11:00 PM

Police rescued a newborn baby after the mother was forced to sell the baby as she could not pay her hospital bills in Kurigram’s Ulipur upazila on Wednesday.

A team from Ulipur police station rescued the newborn within two hours from Rajarhat upazila’s Nazim Khan union and returned the child to his parents, said Golam Mortuza, officer-in-charge of Ulipur police station.

According to Ulipur police station, Shirina Akhtar, wife of Golam Hossain from Monarkuti village, gave birth to a boy through a cesarean section at the Doctors Clinic in Ulipur on March 23. The total bill amounted to TK30,000.

Forced to pay the bill alone as her husband was missing, she decided to sell her newborn at an unknown location on March 26.

Later, upon learning of the matter, the baby's father lodged a complaint at Ulipur police station on Wednesday afternoon.

The dispute between the couple was resolved later, added the OC. 

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