Baby Selling Rackets Busted In Various Places Of Telangana:- In various places of Telangana, the Hyderabad police on Thursday busted a baby selling racket. The doctor and some of the couples who were involved in the issue were arrested.
For selling babies in the town and nearby places, a doctor from Kuravi in Khammam district was arrested. When the police have come to know about a couple who had adopted a baby five months ago illegally, and that is when the incident came to light. The police inquired the couple and arrested Dr. R. Srinivas from Swetha Nursing Home who was responsible for the illegal adoption.
A native of Warangal and settled in Khammam, the accused Srinivas, established the nursing home five years ago. He would sell the babies of tribal women and other poor families who thought of children as a burden. Srinivas, taking advantage of the situation in rural areas, planned to make a quick one dollar bill by mediating the illegal adoptions. He would counsel the woman who came to him for treatment and sell their babies with their consent. The police, after investigating about the doctor, found that nearly seven babies were sold by him. The babies were traced by the police, who took them back from the adopted parents and sent to Khammam Shishu Gruha.
In Vikarabad, another racket busted when the police in the town found that a couple in the village had adopted a baby for Rs8000. The residents of Karankota in the state’s Vikarabad district, B. Lalamma and B. Jaiappa, sold their one-and-a-half month old son to another couple, Vijaya and Bhoopathi, based in Tandur town. The couple were tricked by an NGO and found that the two accused acted as agents and sold the boy for Rs8000 to the couple in Tandur, according to the police. For selling their baby illegally, the police arrested B. Lalamma and B. Jaiappa.
A child rights organization, Balala Hakkula Sangam, said, “In the state, the incidents of infanticide have become very common and over the past three months, 11 such cases of taken place in and around Hyderabad, throwing infants in sewers, bushes and tanks.” The association had demanded that the ‘Ooyala’, or cradle baby scheme, be reinstated in the state to stop infanticide.