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Doctor arrested for selling newborn

A doctor has been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn baby of an unmarried girl here.

PTI| Updated: Sep 09, 2015, 11:52 AM IST

Muzaffarnagar: A doctor has been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn baby of an unmarried girl here.

Jitender Choudhary was arrested yesterday for selling the child of a maiden for Rs 50,000 to another person, SHO New Mandi, Arun Kuamr Singh said.

The unmarried girl had given birth to a baby boy at the accused's nursing home recently, he said.

The purchaser of the child had a rift with the doctor over the price of the baby, following which he informed the police.

The baby has been recovered and kept in a child protection centre, Singh said.

The mother of the child is yet to be identified, police said, adding that investigation is on in the matter.