3 arrested in connection with child sale in Choudwar nursing home

Cuttack: Three persons were arrested in connection with detention and sale of a girl child in a private nursing home in Choudwar here.

The arrested persons were two staff of the hospital and a man from Mahanga area who took the child. They were forwarded to a local court.

Notably, last week, the nursing home authorities had denied to hand over the infant to her parents who failed to pay the hospital bill amounting to Rs 4,300. They had discharged the mother, who delivered the baby on September 9 night, and asked the couple to collect the girl child only after paying the dues.

However, when the parents returned to the hospital to take back the child the next day, the hospital authorities denied the whole incident.

When the media reported, the local police registered a case and questioned the four employees of the nursing home.

Later, the baby was handed over to the parents in presence of the police on Monday.