A newborn was stolen from her mother's lap from a private clinic in Sharsa upazila of Jashore on Wednesday.
Police rescued the infant from Doshtina village in Jhikorgaccha upazila the same night.
Shariful Islam, father of the baby, said his wife Nasrin Begum was admitted to Polli Clinic and Diagnostic Centre in Navaron Bazar on Wednesday at 9:00am and she gave birth to a girl there.
The infant was stolen from the clinic at noon the next day in absence of the attendant of the clinic, said Sub-inspector Abul Hossain of Sharsa Police Station.
Informed, police conducted a drive at Doshtina village in Jhikorgaccha upazila the same night and arrested a woman named Salma Khatun.
After interrogation, police recovered the infant from Salma's possession.