Ludhiana: This shocking story reveals the fact that to what extent a social networking site can be misused. In first-of-its-kind case, the Punjab Police have rescued a baby boy, who was reportedly sold off using Facebook.  

According to the police, the baby was sold to a Delhi-based businessman for Rs 8 lakh and the deal was struck on the social networking site.

The incident came to light when Noorie, mother of the baby, lodged a complaint with the police saying that her newborn baby boy, delivered on April 3, went missing from the nursing home where he was born.

During investigation, the police came to know that Noorie’s father Feroze Khan sold the baby boy allegedly showing the picture of the baby on the internet before finalizing the deal with the Delhi-based businessman for Rs 8 lakh.

The police said that during the preliminary investigations it was revealed by Feroze Khan that since Noorie had been deserted by her husband, he (Khan) wanted to arrange her second marriage.
"So Khan decided to get rid of the child from Noorie’s first husband by selling him off," Ludhiana Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said.
Four persons, including the baby’s maternal grandfather Feroze Khan, his accomplice Irfan, nurse Sunita and another employee of a private nursing home of Shingar Cinema road, have been arrested, Singh said.
The police have also booked Amit Kumar of Delhi, the ‘buyer’ of the child and raided his residence in the national capital from where the child was recovered and later handed over to his mother, he added.


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