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12:00 AM, December 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:40 AM, December 03, 2019

Rescued newborn sent to hospital after court order

A Rangpur court has ordered that a rescued newborn be sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) for treatment, and ordered police to take necessary steps to find a viable solution for his care.

The boy was found abandoned on Sunday morning.

Police said a woman found the baby in front of Hajj Training Centre at Hajirhat area under Rangpur City Corporation. She informed Hajirhat Police Station, who rescued and rushed him to RMCH for treatment.

Later that afternoon, police produced the newborn before the Judicial Magistrate’s Court-1, where judge Zahangir Alam ordered police to admit him to the pediatric ward of RMCH for treatment.

Police was also directed to take necessary steps by forming a three-member body -- comprising officer-in-charge of Hajirhat Police Ptation, director of the district Children Welfare Board and an officer of district Social Welfare Department.

Meanwhile, Md Kamruzzaman, general secretary of Taraganj upazila Transport Workers’ Union, yesterday filed an application before the same court for adopting the baby.

The court set December 10 for hearing of adoption prayer.

Kamruzzaman said that he wants to adopt the newborn as he has no children. “I am willing to do everything the court wants”, he said.

Mostafizar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Hajirhat Police Station said that the boy was two-day-old when he was found. He is now doing better at the hospital, he said, adding that police is looking for his biological parents, and general diary was filed with the police station. 

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