Woman arrested for attempting to sell off child

Abject poverty drove a woman to attempt to sell off her infant son for a mere Rs One thousand before she was arrested by the police here on Sunday.

Updated: Jan 31, 2010, 23:09 PM IST

Guwahati: Abject poverty drove a woman
to attempt to sell off her infant son for a mere Rs One
thousand before she was arrested by the police here on Sunday.

The woman, identified as Anjali Saha, was trying to
sell off her child at Santipur area of the city when the local
people informed a NGO whose workers called the police.

The woman claimed that her husband who had abandoned
her was missing and nobody was willing to employ her with the
child, police said.

She claimed that she was left with no choice but to
sell off her child.

The police have taken both the woman and her child
into custody and was investigating the incident, sources
added.

PTI