KRISHNAGIRI: A newborn girl, allegedly sold by parents due to poverty, has been recovered from a place near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala after being traded again, police said on Sunday.
Police sources said one couple had purchased the baby from the parents in Hosur after paying `30,000 and resold the baby to someone else in Kerala.
Alphonso (53), a nurse working at Anchetty Primary Health Centre (PHC) had brokered the initial deal. Salathammal (23) and Perumal (29) of Pandurangan Doddi village near Anchetty decided to sell the baby as they already had two girl children.
The nurse found Johnson (45) and wife Zelena of Hosur who were willing to pay `30,000 for the baby. Zelena worked as a staff nurse in a private hospital in Hosur. The buyers sold the child again to somebody in Kerala, sources said.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team, led by Denkanikottai All Women’s Police Station inspector Jayam, rushed to Kerala and recovered the baby.
Meanwhile, Dr Prem Kumar, Deputy Director, Health Service suspended the nurse, Alphonso, from the PHC.
Killer Mom Held
In Salem, Kamala, a 35-year-old woman, who allegedly strangulated her seven-month-old baby following a tiff with her live-in partner, was arrested on Sunday. Kamala reportedly confessed that she had killed the baby. Later she was produced before the court and was remanded. Kamala had relationship with Unnikrishnan (38), a resident of Ramamoorthy Pudur.