Infant Sold Seven Times in Two Months; 11 Accused Nabbed

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  • A three month old girl child was sold by her father for Rs 70,000.
  • The racket continued for two months where the child was sold for Rs 2,50,000 lastly.
  • 11 accused have been arrested in the case.

Andhra Pradesh: A shocking incident of child trafficking has surfaced in Andhra Pradesh where a three-month-old girl child was allegedly sold by her father.

According to reports, the father sold the daughter for Rs 70,000, to a married woman, Meghawat Gayatri alias Saraswati of Kondaprolu village in Damracharla Mandal of Nalgonda district. The matter came to light after the mother and grandmother of the infant reported the case to the police.

As per the primary investigation, the child was bought by people from Mangalagiri, Dachepalli, Hyderabad while the infant was rescued from Vijayawada.

“ We rescued the infant and handed over safely to the parents. The main accused in the case is her father, who sold the baby, said Deputy Superintendent of police of North division Mangalgiri police station, J Rambabu.”

Later, Meghawat Gayatri, who had bought the baby, sold her for Rs 1,20,000 to Bhookya Balavartiraju of Dilshuk Nagar, Hyderabad, who in turn sold the infant to Nur Jahan for Rs 1,87,000. The baby was sold once again by an accused named Nur Jahan with the help of another accused, Anubhoju Uday Kiran of Khammam district, for Rs 1,90,000. He further sold her to Padala Shravani of Vijayawada Benz Circle for Rs 2,00,000. The trail continued and Padala Sravani sold the baby to Garikamukku Vijayalakshmi of Gollapudi, Vijayawada for Rs 2,20,000, who lastly sold the baby to Varre Ramesh of Eluru, East Godavari district for Rs 2,50,000.

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