Quack held for bid to sell baby for Rs.3 lakh in Delhi

Quack Sumit Sharma, 28, and Niharika, 26, were arrested Wednesday from East Jyoti Nagar area of east Delhi after investigators sent a decoy customer to strike a deal for 'buying' a baby, police said.

As soon as a baby girl was handed over to the decoy customer after a Rs.3 lakh deal, Sharma and Niharika were arrested, said a police officer.

Sharma, who failed to complete his Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, was running a nursing home in Shanti Nagar in Ghaziabad, police said.

"We arrested them red-handed and rescued the infant," said a police official, adding that NGO Shakti Vahini was also involved in the sting operation.

The rescued baby was brought by the culprits from Shastri Park area of east Delhi a few days back, police said.

The baby has been sent to Udyan NGO in Gole Market in central Delhi, police said. 

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