The body of a newborn was found in a pond this morning, three days after the 17-day-old was missing from her parents’ home in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat.
Police recovered the body after locals of Gabatala village informed them, reports our local correspondent quoting Morelganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Monirul Islam.
The newborn, Sanjida, was missing when her parents were sleeping early November 16, the OC said quoting the father Sujan Khan.
The parents went to sleep around 11 pm on November 15 with the baby in the middle. They woke up early on November 16 and could not find the baby.
They also found the door of the house open, according to the statement of the father.
Sujan Khan claimed that Sanjida was stolen due to dispute over land with neighbours.