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Dubai court acquits Indian woman

An Indian woman, who tried to sell her baby for Rs 72,000, has been acquitted by a Dubai court.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 12:21 IST
United News of India
United News of India

An Indian woman, who tried to sell her baby for Dh 6,000 (Rs 72,000) has been acquitted by a Dubai court of the charges of child-trafficking.

The Dubai court accepted the Indian woman's argument that she tried to sell the baby as she was not capable of feeding her toddler and raising him. The court dropped the charges of child trafficking slapped against the 36-year-old.

The judge said the woman was being acquitted she did not actually intend to sell her three-month old infant for profit.

The accused, who is married to a UAE national, had gone to a salon in Dubai and offered to sell her baby but the staff informed the police who charged the case.

Meanwhile, another woman of Indian origin, who is in jail alleged for trying to kidnap an Iraqi child from a Sharjah hospital, was pardoned by the infant's parents.

The childless woman, hailing from Kashmir, tried to flee away with the new-born from Al Qasimi Hospital.

According to Gulf News, the parents of the infant have forgiven the woman and decided not sue her.

The woman, however, was still in Sharjah Central Jail and her case will go to court for a final verdict.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 12:20 IST