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Pirojpur court returns a sold baby to its mom

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  • 23rd January, 2022 10:22:50 PM
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Pirojpur court returns a sold baby to its mom

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A Pirojpur court has returned a sold baby to her mother in Durgakathi village under Nesarabad upazila of the district.

Police recovered the baby from possession of the buyer and produced her before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court on Sunday.

Magistrate Pallabesh Kumar Kundu of the court handed over the baby to her mother Kazol Bapary.

It is learnt that Kazol Bapary, wife of Parimal Bapary of Durgakathi village under Nesarabad upazila gave birth to a daughter a month ago. Local residents Bijon Halder and Ranzit Halder convinced the baby’s father Parimal Bapary to sell her to a rich man at Tk 1.60 lakh. Later, the duo gave Parimal only Tk 10,000 and embezzled the rest of the amount.

When the issue was disclosed, police intervened and recovered the baby from the possession of the buyer at Dhaka Thursday night.

Later, a Bengali daily published a report titled “Obhabe Pore Sishu Santan Bikri, Pore Uddhar (Sale of a baby for poverty, later recovered).”  

Kazol Bapary said her husband gave the baby to a wealthy person as he wanted to adopt the baby. Being mother she was unable to live without the baby.

Earlier on September 21, 2020, a sold baby was returned to its parents in Gaibandha due to prompt step taken by Law Minister Anisul Huq.

A news item published in the Daily Sun led to return of a newborn to its mother.

The news titled “Mother sells newborn to pay hospital bills” was published on the back page of the newspaper on Saturday and the report drew attention of Law Minister Anisul Huq, prompting him to take necessary step.

He asked his personal secretary Abu Salim Mahmud-Ul Hasan, also a deputy secretary, to talk to Gaibandha Deputy Commissioner for bringing back the baby.     

The law minister promised to return the money to the person who bought the baby.

Md Abdul Matin, deputy commissioner of Gaibandha, inquired about the incident and found fact true. He sent a team of administrative officials to the spot, rescued the baby and returned the baby to its mother.

Law Minister Anisul Haque said, “I was shocked to read the Daily Sun news in the morning. Instantly, I ordered my personal secretary to contact Gaibandha deputy commissioner asking him to bring the baby back home. The adopter was reportedly unwilling to take the money but I kept my word.”

In the latest incident, the law minister sent Tk16,000 to Gaibandha administration for giving the amount to the adopter.

Amena Begum, wife of Shahjahan Mia of Sholagari village in Sadar upazila, went to a local hospital for delivery. Doctors there asked her to go to another hospital as she needed surgery.

On September 13, Shahjahan took his wife to Jamuna Clinic in Gaibandha where she gave birth to the baby.

Four days later, the clinic authorities asked them to pay a bill of Tk 16,000.

Unable to arrange money, the couple contacted a syndicate and sold their newborn for Tk 16,000.

Shahjahan said he gave his child to a man in Sadullapur to pay the clinic’s bill.