Police on Thursday night rescued a baby boy, twenty-four hours after he got stolen by an unidentified woman from Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
Ali Ashraf Bhuiya, superintendent of Bogura Police, said Nahida Akter, 28, wife of Sourav of Nalkharia village in Kahalu uapzila gave birth to the baby at the hospital on Wednesday.
Later, an unidentified woman took the baby from his mother saying that she would take him to the paediatric department for treatment and since then the baby went missing.
Sourav filed a case with the local police station the same day.
Police on Thursday raided a house in Ramchandrapur village under Shahjahanpur upazila on a tip off that a woman named Reshma Khatun is carrying around an unidentified new-born. Later, when the police detained Reshma, she admitted that the baby was stolen from Bogura hospital, said Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge SM Badiuzzaman.
The motive behind the stealing of the new-born is not yet clear to the police, said Badiuzzaman. The police are making preparation to take the woman on remand.