statesman news service
DURGAPUR, 19 JUNE: Residents of a closed Central PSU colony sought the intervention of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate after a young unmarried housemaid conceived thrice in five years and the newborns went missing here.
Residents of Viswakarma Nagar went to the New Township police station  here last Monday demanding arrest of Mr Udit Sarkar, a tenant residing in the quarters of the erstwhile Mining & Allied Machinery Corporation colony.
Mr Biswajit Chakraborty and Mr Anil Roy said Mr Sarkar has been exploiting the housemaid for years, as a result of which she conceived at least three times. The person has an ulterior motive and we have demanded his immediate arrest, they said. Today the residents complained to the SDM, Durgapur.
The 24-year-old housemaid delivered a girl child last Sunday at the Durgapur SD Hospital where she. But on Monday the mother and the baby vanished suspiciously. Mr Roy said: “This has become a common feature in the past five years and we suspect that the woman is involved in a child-selling racket and Mr Sarkar is also involved in it.”  Mr Sunil Yadav, ADCP (East), said: “We are investigating the matter.”
Mr Sarkar, an employee with a private company here, however, denied the charges. He said: "It is equally surprising to me how this is happening. I have asked her mother to take her back to Burdwan&’s Sudderghat locality.”