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.
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.
First Published: Friday, September 07, 2012, 20:37