Balasore: In a shocking incident a couple allegedly sold their 8 days baby for Rs 20000 near Daragha Maidan under Town police limits in the district. The couple said that they were forced to sell the infant due to acute poverty.
The incident came to light after the couple disclosed the matter to an Anganwadi worker of the locality. Later the baby was handed to their parents after the intervention of social workers.
The mother of the baby admitted to having sold her baby as she was unable to meet the needs of her family. The baby was their seventh child while the couple has given the custody of their two children to their relatives.