Newborn boy sold for one lakh in Muzaffarnagar, four arrested

Following the child's birth at the district hospital in Muzaffarnagar, his father, with the help of the three others, sold the child

By: PTI | Muzaffarnagar | Published:November 11, 2016 12:10 pm
newborn, newborn sold in UP, newborn sold, Muzaffarnagar newborn sold ofr one lakh, Muzaffarnagar, Muzaffarnagar crime, uttar pradesh news, india news, latest news Representational Image

Four persons have been arrested for allegedly being involved in selling a newborn boy with the help of an Asha worker, police said Friday. Following the child’s birth at the district hospital in Muzaffarnagar, his father, with the help of the three others, sold the child without informing the mother, they said.

Watch what else is in the news

The matter came to light after the child’s mother filed a missing complaint, police said. The newborn child has been recovered, while his father Sachin, asha worker Sunita, and a couple Vikas and Sonia have been arrested, they said, adding Rs 95,000 out of Rs one lakh Sachin received for selling the child have been recovered.

However, the couple who had “bought” the child have not been arrested yet and they are cooperating in the investigation, police said.