New Delhi: In a major development in the battered baby Falak case, the Delhi police has arrested a woman, Munni, who claims to be the child’s biological mother from a village in Rajasthan.

The police said that Munni had sold the baby to a person in Haryana three months ago for Rs 2.70 lakh and hence was forced to abandon the baby.        

Her statement has been recorded and raids are being conducted across Rajasthan and Haryana to verify her claims.

The cops, however, said they could not confirm the claim till a DNA test was conducted. We also need to track down Rajkumar. As of now, we are verifying her statement, said a senior officer.

However, the police are hopeful that Munnis statement could eventually lead them to a potential adoption-cum-sex trade racket.

The teenage girl, who brought her there claiming to be her mother, had cited a fall from the bed as the reason for the child's pathetic state.

Falak has already undergone two life saving surgeries till now.

(JPN/ Bureau)