CWC launches probe into child sale incident in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: The Child Welfare Committee of Kendrapara district has initiated a probe to find out if a destitute woman had sold her newborn son to another woman for Rs 2,000.

The mother of the infant had said she had handed over her one-day-old son yesterday to another woman, who was her neighbour, on the assurance that she would get Rs 2,000 for the same, CWC member Bijoy Sahoo said.

The woman, a daily wage labourer, has a 12-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son. Her husband had left her sometime back.

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The woman, who had illegally “bought” the infant, returned the baby boy to his mother after the incident became public, Sahoo said.

“We are going through the facts to arrive at a conclusion.

The woman who had allegedly resorted to selling her child is being questioned. The newborn is under maternal care,” he added.