In a shocking incident, a woman in Uttar Pradesh sold her 15-day-old child to gather money for the treatment of her ailing husband. She sold her child for a sum of Rs 45,000.
The woman said that she was compelled to sell her baby because she could not afford the treatment of her husband through other means. “We did not have adequate funds,” the woman told ANI.
The incident took place in Mirganj area of Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh.
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While the incident comes as a shocker, this is not the first time that such happening has come to light.
In May 2017, there were reports of a family in Tripura selling their child for as little an amount as Rs 200. They had sold the child to an autorickshaw driver.
The Social Welfare and Social Education Department had taken note of the incident and assured that it was making all efforts to bring the child back to the family.