Panjagutta police nab a gang and avert the sale of a one-month-old baby girl. The gang was selling the baby for Rs 50,000 to another couple.
Showing the signs of a sensibility some locals called the police after they heard a broker talking to his associate about hiding the baby girl. Their quick action led to the arrest of the gang.
ACP, Panjagutta, Vijay Kumar said that the girl was the third daughter to her parents, Bhagat Singh and Sujata, who were trying to sell her as their financial condition was unstable, said “Sujata informed her relative Lakshmi about the baby. Lakshmi called Bharat, a broker who sets up the sale of babies and acts as a mediator. The couple handed over the baby to Lakshmi and took Rs 50,000 in return,” the ACP said.
Police officials said that “Bharat, his wife, and Lakshmi came to Ameerpet main road and made a call to a domestic help working in Miyapur and asked her to keep the baby with her till a prospective buyer shows up.” That is when locals who heard him talking on the phone called the police on suspicion. The police rushed to the scene and nabbed Bharat, who was holding the baby. Her parents also were called to the police station. “The baby has been sent to a Home and will be handed over to her parents,” said Panjagutta inspector S. Ravindar.
The ACP said the police would be seeking legal opinion to proceed further with the case.