Facing poverty, woman in Telangana ‘sells’ her newborn girl for Rs 5,000
The woman, who has four daughters and a son, told mediapersons that her husband, a rickshaw puller, was a ‘drunkard’.india Updated: Jul 09, 2017 23:00 IST
A newborn girl was allegedly sold by her mother for Rs 5,000 in Khammam district of Telangana as she could not raise the child due to poverty, the police said on Sunday.
The woman, who gave birth to her sixth child on Friday at a government hospital, allegedly sold the baby girl to another woman of Bhadrachalam town on Friday with the help of a sweeper at the hospital, Khammam assistant commissioner of police PV Ganesh said.
“The mother is saying that due to her poor economic condition she is unable to look after the baby. Hence, she sold the baby with the help of a sweeper for Rs 5,000,” the ACP told PTI over the phone.
The elderly woman who had bought the baby said she took the infant as she did not have a grand-daughter.
She, however, immediately brought the baby back to the hospital and handed her over to her mother, the senior police officer said.
The ACP said the Integrated Child Development Services officials are now taking care of the infant.
The woman, who has four daughters and a son, told mediapersons that her husband, a rickshaw puller, was a “drunkard”.
The woman who bought the baby claimed innocence saying she only offered the sum of Rs 5,000 for treatment of the woman’s son who was ill.
A case under sections of Juvenile Justice Act was registered against the mother, the woman who bought the baby and the sweeper, the ACP said, adding that a probe was on.