Police yesterday rescued a baby from Dhaka’s Jatrabari area, and arrested the child’s father and step-mother in connection with her abduction.
Utpal Barua, officer-in-charge of Patenga Police Station, said Abida, the 11-month-old daughter of Monir Hossain, 42, and Monir’s second wife Rina Begum, 35, went missing from their residence in port city’s Patenga on Friday afternoon.
Monir and Rina lodged a case with the police station in this regard on Saturday. But sensing the irregular behaviour of the father, police detained and interrogated him. At one point, Monir confessed to taking Abida away to his first wife Rosina Begum, 35.
The OC said Monir had kept his first marriage a secret from Rina.
“After the baby was born, Monir decided to separate and go back to his first wife. He also wanted to take the daughter away. He then convinced Rosina and planned the abduction,” said the OC.
Following Monir’s confession, police arrested Rosina from Jatrabari area in Dhaka and rescued the baby.
The baby was returned to her mother. Monir and Rosina are in police custody.