Two women have been arrested by Bhangagarh Police Station Wednesday night on suspicion of their involvement in baby lifting from Gauhati Medical College & Hospital.
The two women, identified as Pramila Deka and Bijita Das, were spotted loitering at the Gynecology ward of Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) with security guards and a couple of other people overhearing conversations between the two about supplying babies to some unknown people.
GMCH authorities alerted Bhangagarh Police following which the two women were first detained and later taken into custody.
“The two women were reportedly in touch with the mother of a newborn and were trying to fix the baby for Rs 5,000,” GMCH Superintendent Dr Abhijit Sarma.
The arrest of the two women assumes significance since a seven-month-old baby boy, identified as Priyam Kalita of Hajo, was stolen from GMCH on April 13. The baby is yet to be recovered although a woman was seen in CCTV visuals taking the baby from the hospital and making good her escape in a public E-rickshaw.
Meanwhile, the two women are presently being interrogated by police amid suspicion that they might be part of a bigger baby lifting group.