A newborn girl, reportedly sold by her parents because of poverty, in Odisha’s Jajpur district has been rescued, police said.
The incident came to the fore after a child development project officer from the Dasharathpur bloc filed a recent police complaint that Suresh Das and his wife sold the child to a childless couple for Rs 7,000, they said.
The girl was rescued from the village of Champeipal on Friday evening and handed over to the child welfare commission, a senior police official said.
No one has been arrested yet, he says.
However, the parents denied that they had sold their daughter.
“We are very poor and already have two daughters… So we decided to give the newborn to one of our relatives,” claimed Mr. Das.
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