Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a couple sold their newborn baby boy for Rs 80,000 at Tandur in Vikarabad district.
Though the incident took place a couple of months ago, it came to light recently, following which the police registered a case and started investigation.
The couple – M Ramulu and Bheemamma – have a four-year-old boy and Bhemamma recently delivered their second child. The couple, who used to eke out a living seeking alms, sold their second child a few days after delivery for Rs 80,000.
Two mediators Saleem and Muneer had facilitated the deal and the nine-day-old baby was sold to their relatives, who were, presently, in Hyderabad.
Tandur Sub-Inspector K Giri said a case was booked against the child’s parents based on a complaint received from a member of childline helpline. He said the motive behind selling the baby was yet to be known. The couple claimed that they sold their son to clear debts.
“We will trace the persons, who purchased the baby. If the parents agree to take back their child, we will hand over the baby to them after taking written consent from them or else the child will be given to childline members for proper care,” the SI said.
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