Woman held while ‘selling toddler’ in Barisal

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The arrested was identified as Bakuli Begum, wife of Shahidul Islam Khan

Police arrested a woman while she was allegedly trying to sell a two-month old child at Tk50,000 in Dotteshor village in Wazirpur upazila of Barisal Friday afternoon. 

The arrested was identified as Bakuli Begum, wife of Shahidul Islam Khan. 

Ziaul Ahsan, officer-in-charge of Wazirpur Police Station, said tipped-off that a woman is trying to sell a child police raided the village and rescued the child. 

The baby was handed over to Union Parishad Member Nurul Haque Sardar, he added. 

During interrogation Bakuli said Faruk Hossain, one of her relatives, collected the child from Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital and gave it to her. 

Later, she also claimed that Faruk adopted the child from one Jamal Khan of Mogor village in Nolchhity upazila in Jhalakathi, the OC added. 

The OC said police recovered the child while Bakuli was bargaining with some people to sell the child at Tk 50,000.