Three held for selling newborn to settle loans

The Salem City Police on Tuesday arrested three persons for trying to sell a newborn to settle loans.

According to the police, Shoukat Ali, a resident near Linemedu, took a loan of ₹1 lakh recently and he could not pay the interest. He had four children and the youngest one was a 6-month-old boy. To settle the dues, Ali soldthe boy to Sundaram from Alagapuram.

Based on a complaint from the child’s mother, the Annadhanapatti police registered a case and arrested Ali, Sundaram and Allaudin, a middleman in the deal, and rescued the child. The boy was handed over to the family. The accused have been remanded in custody.

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Printable version | Jan 17, 2021 6:31:54 AM |

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