Tribal Family in Tripura Sells Newborn For Rs 5,000

The 11-day-old baby was sold by a tribal woman in order to raise funds for her husband’s treatment. 

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A tribal woman sold her eleven-day-old son to raise funds for the treatment of her ailing husband at Rangia Tilla of Haldia ADC village in West Tripura.

The father of the child, a daily-wage labourer, who has been ill for a long time, confessed that the child was given to a childless family for a sum.

I am very ill and so demanded financial help from the government for my treatment. I gave my child to someone and got Rs. 5000 for it. I request the government for help.
Usha Ranjan Debbarma

BJP state observer Sunil Deodhar slammed the Manik Sarkar government and alleged that it was just another evidence of how thjavascript:void(0)e poor people are being deprived of basic rights by the Left-ruled state.

The child was later recovered by Child Line Foundation from the couple at Khowai and presently kept in a government home.

The incident took place last week and is the third in two years time.

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