The Barpeta Police launched a joint operation with Hajo police to recover a newborn from Khupanikuchi area under Hajo region on Saturday night. The newborn was allegedly being sold to a couple in Khupanikuchi.
According to reports, one identified as Iman Ali kidnapped the newborn from Bahmura area under Barpeta district. Later, Iman along with one identified as Hasanur Ali sold the newborn to the couple in Khupanikuchi for a sum of Rs. 30,000.
After suspecting Iman’s involvement in the incident, the locals questioned him and set his vehicle on fire. They even thrashed Iman. Later, police reached the spot and detained Iman. Based on Iman’s statement the Barpeta police launched an operation in Khupanikuchi area to recover the baby.
Police also detained the couple, who bought the newborn. The couple has been identified as Abaidul and Nurjahan. However, the mastermind of the incident, Hasanur Ali is absconding.