Police rescued a three-year-old boy from Jharkhand, kidnapped on June 19 and sold to a woman in Bihar for Rs 1.30 lakh, allegedly by his aunt, an official here said on Friday.
The accused aunt and the woman who bought it were arrested and sent to prison.
The boy rescued from the Makhdumpur area of Bihar’s Jehanabad district was returned to his home on Thursday evening in a village below Muffasil Police Station in Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district, the officer said.
After the child went missing, his relatives filed a complaint with the police on June 20.
After learning that he was last seen at his aunt’s house, the police questioned her and revealed that the child had been sold to a woman in Bihar who has three children but no son.
Police went to Makhdumpur along with the child’s father and rescued the boy.
A total of Rs 1.10 lakh in cash was found at the home of the child’s aunt in Meru village, the police officer said.
Police were trying to find out if anyone else was involved in the incident.
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