A local non-governmental organisation, Naujwan Welfare Society, has sent a letter to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi, regarding an advertisement published in a Punjabi newspaper. In the advertisement, parents purport to sell their child for Rs 6 lakh.
NGO president Sonu Maheshwari said, "We read this advertisement in a Punjabi newspaper on June 30, 2013, where a woman had solicited inquires for the adoption of the child in her womb for Rs 6 lakh."
An organisation member called up the number given in the advertisement and recorded the conversation.
President Naujwan Welfare Society, Sonu Maheshwari said, "We contacted the number given in the advertisement and a woman Rajni Kashyap, wife of Satpal Kashyap, resident of Yamuna-Nagar received the call."
The woman claimed to have a son in her womb and said that she was already the mother of three sons.
"My organisation member went ahead with the deal and even completed all the formalities. We even received the joint account number in which the money was to be deposited. Now, we are receiving phone calls and messages to deposit the initial amount of Rs 10,000 as our booking amount for the deal, or the family would talk to other people."
Maheshwari added that that even the Constitution of India prohibited such sale and purchase of human beings, even though in the womb.
"A similar case was highlighted by us in October 2010, but concrete action in the case is still pending."