Two ladies sentenced to prison for selling newborn
Two ladies sentenced to prison for selling newborn

Hyderabad: A local court sentenced two peoples for selling a newborn baby and condemned them to undergo three years of rigorous imprisonment. They were also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh. Two ladies including the mother of a newborn were sentenced here on Thursday supposedly for selling the male baby. A city court condemned the mother P Renuka and another woman B Laxmi to three years of imprisonment and furthermore forced a fine of `1 lakh each.

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According to Rachakonda police, a case was registered against B. Laxmi and P Renuka, under the Juvenile Justice Act in 2016, at Meerpet police station for selling a newborn baby boy from a hospital. In 2015, Renuka had delivered a male child out of wedlock in a private hospital at Meerpet. Laxmi who was working as an aide in the hospital offered to sell the child for `40,000 and settled the arrangement. The par was arrested and a case was enlisted later. The II Metropolitan Court at LB Nagar found them guilty. Meanwhile, four persons were condemned to one year in jail on charges of domestic violence and caste abuse, registered at Medipally in 2014. 

The police said Laxmi’s unmarried daughter had delivered the baby. With the assistance of Renuka, she wanted to sell the boy for Rs 40,000. The duo was captured and remanded to judicial custody. After conducting a trial, the Second Metropolitan Magistrate Court at LB Nagar upheld the charges and sentenced Laxmi and Renuka.

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