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Jharkhand Baby Selling Racket: Police Rescues Fourth Infant From Missionaries of Charity’s Shelter Home Staff



New Delhi, July 16: The fourth baby missing in the child trafficking case was rescued by Police on Sunday from a staff and nun of the shelter home run by Mother Teresa founded Missionaries of Charity. The six-month-old baby was allegedly sold for Rs 50,000.

Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashish Gupta reportedly said, “This was the last of the four children which the staff of Nirmal Hriday, Anima Indwar, confessed to selling.” He added, “The couple who bought the baby belong to Chhatarpur area of Palamu and were living in Chutia area of Ranchi, from where we found the baby.”

Earlier in the month, staff member Anima Indwar and sister Koncilia of Nirmal Hriday were arrested by the Kotwali police in the baby-selling racket. SSP Gupta stated that sister Konsalia, who was arrested on July 5, confessed to the selling of three babies to three persons. An FIR was lodged against the accused by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).

CWC member Srikant Kumar reportedly said, “The babies found in Morhabad and Kokar have been handed over to their adoptive parents for two months on the terms that they will produce the babies to CWC every week. The decision has been taken considering the welfare of the children.”

The first baby was rescued on July 3. The second child was rescued from Morabadi area of Ranchi on 8 July. The third baby was rescued from Simdega in Jharkhand on 11 July.

(With PTI inputs)

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