Alcoholic Tries to Sell Son for Rs 2,000

Published: 05th September 2014 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2014 06:14 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Liquor addiction led a 30-year-old honey collector to sell his two-year-old son for Rs 2,000. The incident was reported in Ramanagaram Rural police limits on Thursday.

The police arrested Kalappa alias Kala, a resident of Hosakabbalu in Channapatna. He married seven years ago and lived at his in-laws’ house at Mokali village with his two sons.

The police said Kala, a habitual drinker, wanted money to buy liquor and approached Jagadeesh, a small-scale businessman at Avverahalli near Ramanagaram, and asked him to buy his son Puneeth Rajkumar for Rs 2,000.

When Jagadeesh ignored him, Kala went to the neighbouring house and allegedly forced them to buy the boy. He also told them he had an older son and was ready to sell both for Rs 5,000. Jagadeesh alerted the police who rushed to the spot, rescued the boy and arrested Kala. During interrogation, he confessed that he wanted money to buy liquor. Kala was produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody.

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