Poverty ‘forces’ mother to sell child in Odisha, NHRC slaps notice
New Delhi: A tragic case of a scheduled tribe woman “forced” to sell her newborn child due to penury in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has prompted the National Human Rights Commission to issue a notice to the district collector.
“Reportedly, the woman took this step due to poverty as she is deprived of benefits of the government-run schemes. She has two more children and has been deserted by her husband,” an NHRC statement said.
The commission issued a notice to the district magistrate, Kendrapara, to submit a report within four weeks along with the steps taken or proposed to be taken for relief and rehabilitation.