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Mother arrested for selling new born

Chameli Devi of Iccak block in Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand has been arrested for selling her day-old son for Rs.10,000.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 19:06 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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A woman in Jharkhand has been arrested for selling her day-old son for Rs.10,000.

Police said Chameli Devi of Iccak block in Hazaribagh district gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday. The next day she allegedly sold the baby to a man called Herralal who stayed near her home for Rs.10,000.

Herralal has also been arrested after a neighbour complained to the police.

Reports reaching here said the Chameli Devi already has four children and was driven to selling her fifth born by sheer poverty. Herralal and his wife do not have a child.

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