New born baby girl sold for Rs 4000 due to poverty

Pandemic has hit the lives of people in a drastic way. It has urged few people to commit crime. Parents of an eight-months-old baby girl from West Bengal’s Midnapore district sold her for just Rs 4,000 due to severe poverty due to the continuing pandemic that hit the nation eight months back, police said.

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Police said preliminary investigation said that the family was dealing with severe poverty during the Covid-19 outbreak that started livelihood opportunity crisis with repeated lockdown. The police further added during the interrogation the parents admitted that with zero-income it became really difficult for them to make both ends meet.  The incident was reported from Harijon Pally area in the district. Infant’s uncle somehow managed Rs 4,000 and got her back home on Thursday from the person she was sold and handed over the baby to the officials of state child welfare department.


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