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Four arrested for trading in newly born infants

Last Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 23:16

Ludhiana: Punjab police today arrested four
persons including a woman for running a racket of buying and
selling newly born infants and even those still in the womb.

Gang leader Rinkle alias Rinku Sehgal, who worked as a
PRO attached to various maternity hospitals in the city told
police that he kept track of children born to unwed mothers or
girls who sought to abort their babies to run the racket,
Ludhiana ADCP Sushil Kumar said.

Normally, he would buy an infant for Rs 40,000 and sold
it for Rs 4 lakh, he said.

Rinkle along with his three accomplices including a
mid-wife has been arrested, police said.


First Published: Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 23:16

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