A Mumbai woman will soon be reunited with her one-year-old son, a year after she tried selling him to a couple in Gujarat for Rs2.35 lakh.
The child is with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Udaipur.
In May last year, the woman struck a deal with the couple but they refused to take the 12-day-old boy after they saw that he was dark skinned.
The police got a tip-off about the deal between the two families and arrested the boy’s mother and the couple. “Rajendra Vijayvargiya, a pharma trader who was the middleman in the deal, was also arrested,” said Mahipal Singh, station house officer of Pratap Nagar police station.
The boy was sent to a government shelter home. The police recovered some documents which confirmed the deal between the two families, Singh added.
The four are out on bail but the trial is on.
During the court hearings, the boy’s mother cried and said she had realised her mistake and that she wanted the custody of her son.
However, police conducted a DNA test to confirm that she was the biological mother of the boy.
The DNA report was out on Tuesday.
The Child Welfare Committee and police of Udaipur will reunite a boy in a city shelter home with his mother in Mumbai after the DNA test confirmed his maternity.
Head of Udaipur’s CWC Preeti Jain said she has written to their Mumbai office to facilitate and the child’s reunion with his mother.
“We have also requested Udaipur superintendent of police to provide security for the safe transfer of the boy to Mumbai,” she said.