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NHRC seeks report from WB govt on woman selling 3 daughters for food

Last Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 20:37

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday sought a report from West Bengal government on reports about a woman selling her three daughters to buy food.

The Commission asked the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of South 24 Parganas district to submit reports within four weeks into the allegations, a Commission spokesperson said.

It was alleged that the woman was forced to sell her three little daughters for Rs 155 as they did not have food for a few days.

"The Commission observed that the media report, if true, raises a serious issue of violation of human rights to live with dignity.

"Allegedly, the woman named Purnima, wife of Uttam Haldar, a jobless daily wager, had to sell her daughters to buy food. All the three daughters were aged between 3 to 9 years," the spokesperson said.


First Published: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 20:37

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