In a fresh double twist, the custody of two siblings - brought from Norway after a legal and diplomatic fight last year - passed on to their uncle, hours after the Burdwan policemen handed them over to their mother.
While the Child Welfare Committee in the Burdwan district of West Bengal has restored the kid's custody to their mother, the police aren't sure if the order is legal or above the Norway government's order.
The kids have been taken out of foster care but the factors that sent them there in the first place remain ugly and unresolved.
India and Norway have expressed satisfaction that they have been able to resolve the custody battle for Abhigyan and Aishwarya Bhattacharya.
The parents of the two children have signed an agreement asking for the custody of their children to be transferred to an uncle. The Norwegian child welfare services is still to reply to it.
The Indian government said it would not be sending an official to attend the court hearing in Norway on 23 March and while it would continue to view developments, it would not intervene for now.
Should the Indian government have paused to understand the Norwegian system better before rushing in to support the Bhattacharyas?
An argument between the parents and the delay in preparing crucial documents to transfer the custody of the children to their uncle could mean they will continue to remain in foster care.