Father, PHC Staff Held for Baby Sale

Published: 31st December 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-


KRISHNAGIRI: A nurse working with the PHC near Denkanikottai n the district and a 29-year-old man were arrested on Monday night in connection with the alleged sale of three baby girls.

Police said Salathammal (23) wife of Perumal (29) of Pandurangan Doddi village near Anchetty, delivered the baby few days ago at Anchetty Primary Health Centre near Denkanikottai in Krishnagiri district. The couple already had two girl children and a third girl was born to them.

Later, a nurse Alphonso (53), working in the PHC, allegedly helped them sell the baby for `30, 000 to a couple identified as Jhonson and Zerlin in Hosur.

However, the Hosur couple sold the baby girl to another couple in Kerala. Aftter the news of the baby sale surfaced, Alphonso was suspended by Dr Prem Kumar, Deputy Director of Health Service on Saturday.

Amid these developments, a team from the All Women Police rushed to Kerala and rescued three female babies.

Inspector Jeyam told Express, “Salathammal’s baby was sold to Vidhya, a childless couple at Elakhnam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Later, it was rescued from them and the second baby was rescued from another childless couple Pachaimmal in the same village,” she said.

She added that the third baby was now 2 years of age and it was rescued from Kodakhanur village.

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