A one month-old girl was found on the tetrapods at Marine Drive by a newly-married couple in their 20s. The baby was handed over to the police, who have been unable to trace the culprit due to non-functional CCTV cameras.
A shocking baby-selling racket was unearthed by the Mumbai police. which unearthed the case of a newborn boy who had been sold by his father for Rs 20,000. The baby's father claimed that he had gone ahead with the sale in order to repay a loan of Rs 1 lakh. The crime took place near Wadala.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the Thane Crime Branch rescued a six-day-old boy and arrested four people including two women, who had struck a deal to sell him for Rs 2 lakh.
A 3-5-day old baby girl, was found abandoned in a closed auto rickshaw near Bhandup. While the parents are yet to be traced, the baby was rescued by an alert resident who had was on his evening walk.
Five persons, including a hospital staffer and a woman, were arrested for their alleged involvement in the theft of a two-day-old baby boy from a government-run rural hospital in Yavatmal. The baby was promised to a childless couple for a sum of Rs 60.000.
An 18-month-old toddler died after getting suffocated to death in his cradle. The stole tied to the infant's cradle got entangled in his neck causing his death. There was no adult supervision at the time of the tragedy.
A newborn girl was found in a public toilet in Hanuman Nagar, Kanjurmarg West. Residents of the area, whilst in the vicinity of a toilet block, heard the baby crying. On searching, they found the baby in the ladies' toilet. A case under sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) and 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it) of IPC was filed by the police against unidentified persons.
A three month old infant died of suffocation after a building collapsed in Ghatkoper. It was alleged by political workers, that her final rites, along with that of 14 others, was delayed due to extensive paperwork from police authorities.
In a shocking find, the Wadala Truck Terminal police arrested a woman from Worli for convincing poor parents to sell their babies and inturn conving childless couples to buy them. She was found to be part of an inter-state racket.
The Manikpur police caught a 40-year-old woman red-handed while she was trying to sell a child. Officers sent a decoy customer to the bridge near Tungareshwar sweet mart around 11 pm, and arrested her when she handed over the infant after taking Rs 2 lakh.
The Kolshewadi police booked a 26-year-old woman for dumping her newborn near the Shahad area. After her neighbours created a hullabaloo over the matter, she brought back the baby and claimed he died naturally.