Odisha couple sells baby boy for Rs. 25000!

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childBhadrak: A poor couple sold its one-year-old son to a stranger allegedly under the influence of alcohol in Kuansha village under Bhadrak Town Police limits on Monday and later purchased jewelry, a mobile phone and a saree with the money. Police arrested the couple following the incident.

The arrested couple has been identified as Pandya Mukhi and his wife Barsha Mukhi.

The incident came to the fore after the Bhadrak Child Welfare Committee (CWC) got a phone call in this regard yesterday morning. They immediately rushed to the Kuansha village and found Pandya and Barsha in an inebriated condition. When the CWC officials inquired about the child sale, the husband confessed to having sold his one-year-old son for Rs 25,000. He said a saree, some jewelry and a mobile phone had been purchased with the money earned through the sale of the baby.

The couple was arrested after CWC officials called up the Bhadrak Town Police immediately and reported the matter to it. .

The CWC is planning to question the couple again today to know about the whereabouts of the child to bring him back.

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