A drug addict allegedly sold his newborn grandson for Rs 45,000 in connivance with a nurse that runs a clinic on Tibba road.
The matter came to light after the daughter of the accused approached the Basti Jodhewal police station with a complaint against her father.
The police have initiated investigation, but no case has been registered yet in this context.
In her complaint to the police, Noori (21), a resident of Iqbal Singh Nagar, said she gave birth to a boy at Satyam Hospital at Shingar Cinema road around a week ago.
She alleged that since her son's birth, her father, Feroze, and a nurse at the nursing home, Anita Choudhary, had been persuading her to sell her child, but she refused.
“On Thursday, I was asleep in the house with my child besides me. Meanwhile, my father, along with Anita, and another unidentified man barged into my room and took away my child. Later, I came to know that my father had sold my son for Rs 45,000,” Noori alleged.
“My father threatened me to stay mum over the issue, but my mother, Roshini, encouraged me to approach the police,” she added.
Thereafter, she visited the Basti Jodhewal police station with her mother and filed a complaint.
Inspector Balwinder Singh, SHO, Basti Jodhewal, said the police had initiated investigation after receiving the complaint. He added that the accused, Feroze, had been asked to appear before the police to join investigation, but he was yet to turn up. The police would register a case after verifying the facts, he added.