Two days after a woman accused her father and a nurse of selling her son for Rs 45,000, the Basti Jodhewal police have booked the man.
The accused, Feroze Khan, a resident of Iqbal Singh Nagar of Basti Jodhewal area, has been booked for abducting and selling his newborn grandson to a Delhi-based couple. The accused is at large. The police have launched a manhunt to arrest the accused and recover the child.
The woman, Noori (21), had told the police that she gave birth to a boy at Satyam Hospital on Shingar Cinema road on April 3. She had alleged that her father, Feroze Khan, along with a nurse of the hospital, Anita Choudhary, abducted her child on April 10. She later came to know that her father had sold her son, following which filed a police complaint.
Inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO, Basti Jodhewal police station, said the police were verifying the role of the nurse before booking her. He said Khan was a drug addict and had sold the child to a Delhi couple to meet his need for drugs.