A two-and-half-month-old baby drowned in a pond reportedly after falling off her mother’s lap at Bajrapur village in Bagatipara upazila on Saturday.
Police detained the victim’s mother, Tarin, for interrogation.
Tarin claimed that the incident took place when she with her baby girl on her lap was walking along the bank of the pond.
The baby fell off her lap when she stumbled abruptly, she said.
Abul Hasnat, additional superintendent of police (Sadar circle), said they were looking into the incident.