Inquiry launched into ‘baby selling racket’ of Bangalore

Bangalore: An inquiry has been initiated into a suspected baby selling racket operated by a lady doctor-owner of a private nursing home.

City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji today said the police have taken the issue seriously and an inquiry is on.

The accused, Dr Parvin and her son Harsha, who allegedly acted as intermediaries, are being questioned.

"If found guilty, we will take stringent action," he said.

The gynaecologist was caught "red-handed" by the police yesterday allegedly while she was trying to sell an infant for money.

She has allegedly confessed during a preliminary inquiry by the Child Welfare Committee of selling four babies, all abandoned by their mothers, since 2004.