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Finally, 2 Cops Pay for Dodgy Baby Adoption

Suspended for cheating a minor to part with her infant, making tall promises

Published: 15th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: Months after a minor filed a complaint, a woman sub-inspector and a woman constable were suspended on Saturday for their alleged involvement in a child adoption racket.

The action came after Child Welfare Committee chairperson Dr Vidyaa Ramkumar  took the matter up  with the Inspector General of Police Praveer Ranjan, who directed the All Women Police Station to probe the case.

Sub-inspector Santhi and constable Nirmala were suspended for allegedly helping their sister illegally adopt a child without paperwork. The baby had been delivered by a minor. To persuade her to give away her infant for adoption, the policewomen allegedly promised her a government job and Rs 1 lakh in cash, besides offering to bear her marriage expenses. The minor agreed, but later realised she was being cheated. She then met Shanti and Nirmala and demanded the baby back. They directed her to an address, saying a family there had adopted the baby. When she knocked at their door, she found she had been given wrong information.

The minor then approached the policewomen who allegedly threatened her. She then narrated the incident to a relative, who informed ChildLine, a helpline for children in distress.

That was when Vidyaa Ramkumar came into the picture. After initial inquiries, she referred the matter to the police.

The minor, based at Solai Nagar, was delivered of the baby girl in November last year after an affair with an autodriver Mani. A case of rape was registered against Mani, and he has since been arrested.

Welcoming the suspension, Dr Vidyaa Ramkumar said the policewomen should have advised the parents, who wish to adopt, to follow legal ways instead of taking the illegal route. The baby is now with an adoption home.

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