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

May 02, 2013, 20:41 IST | IANS

A quack from Ghaziabad and his woman accomplice were arrested in Delhi while trying to sell a two-month-old baby for Rs.3 lakh, police said Thursday.

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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