A 40-year-old woman, who tried to sell her child for Rs. 7,000 in Guindy on Friday, was reunited with her husband. The duo subsequently returned to their home in Nannilam, Tiruvarur district.
The woman had come to Chennai following a misunderstanding with her husband, police said.
Around 8 a.m. on Friday, the woman identified by Guindy police as Maragadam, was found walking about with a three-month-old baby boy in Bharati Nagar near the Guindy railway station. She approached a few passers-by and tried to sell the child.
A few residents of Netaji Street expressed interest in buying the child but a flower-seller and a few others apprehended her and handed her over to the Guindy police, along with the child.
Maragadam told the police that she had come to Chennai to find work and tried to sell the child as she could not raise him.
The mother and child were sent to a welfare home in Manapakkam. “We recorded Maragadam’s version and made enquires with police in Nannilam and ascertained that the child was hers and she had left her house with the child following an argument with her husband Chinnathambi,” said Feroz Khan Abdullah, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Adyar.
Guindy police summoned Chinnathambi, who arrived in Chennai on Sunday.
Police personnel convinced the couple of sort out their differences in the presence of Maragadam’s relatives who had come from Poonamallee.