Jajpur: In a shocking incident, a woman in Jajpur district of Odisha sold her 17-month-old baby boy for buying jeans and mobile phone. High Court took the matter into cognizance and ordered probe soon after the media highlighted the news.

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Deepak Kumar, SP, Jajpur has claimed that Rakhi Patra of Mundmala Village sold her 17-month-old child for just Rs 5,000 and spent that money to purchase a mobile phone, memory card and a pair of jeans-top. SP denied woman’s claim that she had done this shameful act as she needed that money for the legal purpose to release his husband from jail. He further said that the shopping done by Rakhi is the evidence that she hasn’t sold her baby due to poverty.

Media reports suggest that 20-year-old lady sold her child in Cuttack to release her husband from jail. While taking the matter into account, High Court had ordered police to recover the child and hand him over to his mother. The court has also ordered inquiry in this case.

While presenting the stuffs purchased by the woman before the court, SP claimed that the lady has accepted that she has purchased all these things with the money she got after selling her child.

He further said that the woman has refused to receive her child back so the kid has been sent to a child welfare organisation.


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