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Nursing home owner held for bid to sell infant

A nursing home owner and a student were arrested for allegedly attempting to sell a two-month-old girl in the capital.

A nursing home owner and a student were arrested for allegedly attempting to sell a two-month-old girl in the capital.

The two have been identified as Sumit (28),owner of a nursing home in Ghaziabad,and Niharika (26),who worked with him and is pursuing a degree in nursing.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said the duo were arrested from East Jyoti Nagar on Wednesday and the baby was rescued from them. “On the orders of the Child Welfare Committee,the child has been admitted to NGO Udyan in Gole Market. We have come to know that the infant was procured from Shastri Park. Efforts are being made to trace the child’s parents,” an officer said.

Police said the possibility of the involvement of those arrested in similar offences could not be ruled out yet. Police had sent a decoy customer and after a deal of Rs 3 lakh was struck,the two were arrested.

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“Sumit told us that while running the nursing home,he met one Dina Nath.

Nath offered Sumit a handsome amount for joining him. A few days ago,Nath and Sumit managed to procure a baby and tried to sell her to prospective buyers,” Yadav said.

Sumit started working at a medical store in Delhi in 2003. Four years later,he began pursuing BAMS in Muzaffarpur in Bihar,but could not complete the course.

“His desire to become a doctor was so strong that he started the nursing home in Loni without the required qualification,” Yadav said.

Niharika could not complete her graduation and used to be employed with private companies. In 2006,she met Sumit,who is her friend’s husband,police said.