CHENNAI: A nurse running a clinic in the city was arrested for selling a child born in her clinic after lying to the parents that the child was stillborn. The racket was unearthed by the Thiruvottriyur police after a couple grew suspicious and lodged a complaint against S Jayanthi, the nurse.
Jayanthi, was running a clinic at Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Ennore and was offering consultation to pregnant women. Police sources said Sangeetha, a resident of Avadi, was consulting the accused S Jayanthi during pregnancy for medical advice. On Friday, Sangeetha gave birth in the clinic to a girl child. But Jayanthi had informed Sangeetha’s husband Karthikeyan that the child was stillborn.
“Jayanthi showed some doll claiming it was the child. The couple initially believed the version. But they found the activities of Jayanthi suspicious as she was giving contradictory statements and lodged a complaint,” said a police source.
When police questioned Jayanthi, they learned that she had lied about the child’s death and had sold the baby to another woman. The woman who had bought the child from Jayanthi had admitted it in Stanley Government Hospital. The police handed over the child to Sangeetha. Jayanthi has been arrested and remanded in judicial custody.