24 March,2023 09:29 AM IST | Chatra | PTI
A baby boy was allegedly sold by his mother soon after his birth in Jharkhand*s Chatra district, police said. Eleven people were arrested in connection with the case, including Asha Devi, the mother of the newborn, they said.
Chatra*s Deputy Commissioner Abu Imran received information about the incident. Immediately, police swung into action and rescued the newborn from the Bokaro district within 24 hours, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Avinash Kumar said.
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Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Kumar said police seized Rs 1 lakh from Asha Devi. Her arrest led the police to a *Sahiya didi*, identified as Dimple Devi. Based on the lead provided by Dimple Devi, police apprehend the other accused and rescued the baby from Bokaro, the officer said.
A couple from Badkagaon village in Hazaribag district struck deal with two brokers of Chatra and Bokaro for the newborn for Rs 4.5 lakh, he said. While Rs 1 lakh was given to the mother of the baby, the rest Rs 3.5 lakh was shared among the brokers, he added. A case was registered at the Chatra police station on the statement of Deputy Superintendent of Sadar Hospital doctor Manish Lal.
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