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After doctor, quack held for selling child

india Updated: May 10, 2011 02:18 IST
Kiran Sonawane

Five days after a doctor was arrested for allegedly selling a six-month-old baby to a childless couple, the police on Monday arrested a quack, Beena Saxena, for her involvement in this racket.

Based on 22-year-old Roshni Singh’s complaint, the police had on May 4 arrested Dr Chitra Chainani, who runs Mahalaxmi Nursing Home. Roshni had alleged that Dr Chainani sold off her six-month-old daughter for Rs50,000 to a childless couple, Nandkumar Mhatre. The police said Dr Chainani and Saxena in Ulhasnagar would sell babies to childless couples by forging documents. The matter came to light a week ago after Roshni approached the police, alleging that Dr Chainani’s had sold off her daughter on the pretext of offering her medical care. On being probed further, Dr Chainani divulged Saxena’s name.

Police inspector AP Bhadane of the Central Police station, Ulhasnagar, said, Mhatre produced the contract letter, duly signed by him and Roshni, which proved that Roshni had given up her child for adoption. Based on the contract, the police questioned Roshni, who refused Dr Chainani’s allegation. Dr Chainani told the police that it was Saxena, who had prepared the contract and forged Roshni’s signature.