DHARMAPURI: Despite the efforts of district administration to control sale baby girls, the menace continues to die down as a latest incident has been reported from village coming under the Kariamangalam police limits.
Police, who have registered a case against a woman here on Wednesday said, Viji, a resident of Kerakodahalli and his wife Santhya had two girl children. On June 14 Santhya delivered a third baby girl. The couple, who thought that it would be difficult for them to raise the new born, decided to sell it.
Rani, a resident of Kariamangalam and Roselin, a resident of Bangalore, both said to be brokers in the sale of baby girls, approached Viji and Santhya and offered to help them sell the infant to a couple in Kerala, police said. As planned, Viji and Santhya sold the baby to the Kerala couple through the brokers.
Meanwhile, police, who got a tip-off, registered a case against the Dharmapuri couple and arrested Santhya. Steps have been taken to rescue and bring back the child from Kerala, police added.
This is the third incident of sale of baby girl in Dharmapuri this year. Following the incident, officials in the district administration have made an appeal to the public saying, “Those couple, who fear that they could not raise their infants, especially girl child, can drop them in the cradle baby centre, instead of selling them.”