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SHOCKING: Woman sells her baby for Rs 62 in Bihar

July 15, 2012 17:54 IST

A woman in Bihar's Araria district sold off one of her four-month-old male twins for Rs 62 to a Nepalese couple, the police on Sunday said.

Shannu Khatun, 35, who begs to make a living her family that includes her physically challenged husband and an eight-year-old daughter, sold the baby to a Nepalese couple at Forbesganj railway station, near the Indo-Nepal



Khatun has denied the allegation and claims that she 'gave him away' for 'his own sake'.

"She claims that she did not receive any money for it," said S Ahsan Ali, a police officer. Araria Superintendent of police Shivdeep Lande said that he has directed an inquiry into the matter.
M I Khan in Patna