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Woman sells newborn to pay for hubby's medical treatment

Lucknow, Jan 1 (DHNS): Reportedly unable to pay for the treatment of her ailing husband, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, about 250 km from here, sold her newborn son for Rs 42,000.

According to reports, the woman, identified as Sanju Devi, a resident of Dhakia Khoh village in the district, had taken a loan from a local moneylender to pay for her husband's treatment.

The woman's husband, Harswaroop Maurya, worked as a construction labourer and was seriously injured after an under-construction wall had caved in while he was working on a site around three months ago.

The family was on the brink of starvation as Maurya was bedridden and his wife's time was consumed in running from one doctor to another.

''We had no option...I was bedridden with injuries....there was nothing to eat," Maurya said.

Sanju said that they did not have ration cards. "My husband was the only earning member in the family," she said, adding that she had to take loans to pay for her husband's treatment.

The matter came to light when the neighbours did not find the newborn in Sanju Devi's lap and inquired about him, reports said.

District officials said that a probe would be conducted in the matter.

"The family will be provided with every possible help after the report is received...the government will bear the expenses of Maurya's treatment," said a senior official in Bareilly on Monday.

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  • rita, Germany

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    What a sad condition we have in India specially in North.when we hear this ,feel like weeping instead of be angry with the woman.I heard such a similar case in north one year back,a woman had to sell her boy baby ,because she couldnt pay back her money about 40,000Rs,to treat her first child s (was a physically challenged )treatment.Lender made her promise to give her baby if it is boy ,even though she paid half of the money baby was taken by force .and not paid rest money. poor woman.Noone is there to help them.

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  • leslie, udupi

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    These news bring tears in our eyes...
    But moist will never be those eyes who are in power...
    Life for life they say...
    Lie against life is what present life will say...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    CM Yogi in Karnataka in election camp preaching Congress and abandoning Uttar Pradesh. What PM 'Uttam Pradesh' seems to be know became 'FUNERAL FACTORY and state government saying “Seven deaths on average per day in this hospital is normal".

    290 children Died at BRD medical college in August, 1250 since January. At Gorakhpur BRD Hospital, 61 more children Die in 72 Hours, number Likely to Rise. After Gorakhpur, 49 children died in Farrukhabad hospital in 30 Days due to lack of Oxygen which go censored as our mass media is busy in live telecast of debate on 'Triple talaq' and Gujarat election results.

    Kafeel Khan, Ex-Nodal officer at Gorakhpur BRD hospital who saved many children by arranging Oxygen from private hospital was arrested in bribe charges was 'cleared' and now been fixed in rape charges.
    In BJP ruled Haryana a 55-year-old woman, who was the widow of Kargil War martyr, died on Friday without medical treatment, allegedly after a private hospital in Sonipat insisted on having the Aadhaar card of the patient.
    With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
    This is what happens when temple priest made Chief Minister run the highest populated state in India.
    While PM Modi is reading sermons from his closed door 'Mann ki baat' and HAJ for single Muslim women, the common man of India dies of suffering without basic health care.

    After 'wombs on rents' in Gujarat Model catering to the childless couples, know babies on sell in PM Modi's 'Skill India'.

    1. Can anyone from BJP will give me how much they have allocated in budget in 2014 - 2017 for Health care system compare to Congress 70 years ruling?
    2. Why the PM Modi's Health allocation is less than 1% of GDP?
    Jai Hind

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Uttar Pradesh has gone to the ...

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Now in UP no value for small little innocent kids specially Hindus. Yogi is busy with Love-Jihad, triple Talaaq and cows not bothered about Hindus.

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