Mangaluru: Five-month-old infant sold for Rs 3 lac rescued, one arrested


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Mar 5: One person was arrested for selling a five-month-old infant to a woman at Karkala. The infant was rescued on Friday March 5.

The arrested has been identified as Rayan (30), a resident of Mulky who is running a chicken shop and fancy store.

Police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, “Odanadi, a Mysuru based NGO, contacted police that a man from Dakshina Kannada is involved in selling infants. Girl babies were being sold at Rs 4 lac and boys at Rs 6 lac. If an advance payment of Rs 1.5 lac was made, the baby will be delivered within a month. During interrogation, it came to light that the accused had already sold a baby to a lady named Kavitha from Karkala for Rs 3 lac. The baby was brought from Hassan.

“There is need of in-depth investigation into this case. Through our investigation, we came to know that Kavitha after buying the baby from the accused, she sold it to another lady named Mariam. The accused’s statement was not very clear during interrogation, so we will produce him to the court and ask for police custody,” he said.

When asked if the baby brought by the accused was a kidnapped one or he had brought it from other means, Shashi Kumar said, “As I said, there is a need of in-depth investigation. If it is a kidnapped baby, then there is a need of missing complaint filed in any police stations. So we are looking in to it.”

Speaking to media, Siddanth, a social worker who works Odanadi NGO said, “We have been working against human trafficking since 30 years and closely coordinating with the police in such cases. One-and-half month ago, we received a call from public that a man from Dakshina Kannada is involved in selling babies.

“As an NGO, we tried to trace the number of the accused. This was a serious issue and I dug deep into the case. I contacted the accused on the pretext of buying a baby. During our conversation, I felt that government officers and doctors are hand-in-glove with this issue. He openly spoke about giving mother card and birth certificates. He has a state-wide network, where he spoke about doctors in Shivamogga, Hassan and Bengaluru. Token advance was to pay Rs 1.5 lac. Meanwhile, I coordinated with Mangaluru police and asked the accused to meet me in Mangaluru where I would pay him advance money. The baby I was promised by the accused was a new-born. During investigation, we came to know about the five-month-old baby in Karkala.

“We suspect that the baby is from unwanted pregnancy as we can see many POCSO cases. There might be a case that the accused was targeting such people and producing fake documents for the baby,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    As a Tulu Nadu person I bow my head in shame after reading this news

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    My views are usually contrarian.Babies born out of unwanted pregnancy are aborted or killed soon after birth.Many times such innocent angels are found in dustbins . Instead adoption laws should be changed with certain conditions, so that such babies can be adopted and get a home .If people can look after pets as family members, why not babies?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    I still cant believe that this man was selling babies like makrele or rest fish.Ask him whether he too sold his own child (If any has)or in future if he gets.Such persons should be forever behind bars .Risk for soceity.

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  • Utsav, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    I still can't believe, people disagree for this comment. I strongly agree Mam.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    Cannot imagine people are doing such heinous work of selling infants. I felt very sad to read this article. Those who involved such crimes should be punished severely.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    RayaN --- name ending with N and similar to name Ravan... recently a person named GaneshaN was in news for dehumaised behaviour with lady sub-ordinates... Rayan name is not common in coastal belt... is this man an imported case... from some other state...

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    This is not done single handedly ..Its a network of doctors, Nurses and unmarried couples. This NGO guy should atleast name the hospitals where these kids are born .. Unless he does that ,I will have a doubt on his motive too.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Money... at any cost?

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Why would you do this to your own people.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    What all hapening here in Mangaluru, under the nose tip of mangalureans....No one comes to know unless otherwise it publishes in news. ...devaaa

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    Deva cynthi bai Mr. Tak tak is missing now a days. No comments after Trump lost.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    Yes...Alwyn sir, tak...takk1 missing, his close friend Bhandar sir missing....why they kept us in darkness...mystery remained unsolved...

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Govt utterly failed to generate jobs as promised. Many youngsters find illigal ways for their survival. Police should find out end to end links & Human traffickers should be severely punished

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  • Shilpa Shetty, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Child trafficking, drugs, or gambling cannot be linked to unemployment. These are the one's who look at easy and big money who do not want to use hardwork to earn. Please do not link these traffickers to unemployment who are truly affected by unemployment or loss of jobs.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Prem moodbidri.Dear friend,jobless and selling children is quite two pair shoes.someones child to buy illegal is big crime.Child will be deprived from its parents love ,and many more things.One cant love a different child as your own.I heard it is being done in some poor country in Europa .even in Mumbai too.Punish all who ever involved in it.India is a poor country but one shouldnt sell illegal children.When one wants a child ,go to Ashrams or childwellfare soceity and apply for it.These children can be saved and helped and self something good for you too.Everybody profits from it legally.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Prem moodbidri.Dear friend,jobless and selling children is quite two pair shoes.someones child to buy illegal is big crime.Child will be deprived from its parents love ,and many more things.One cant love a different child as your own.I heard it is being done in some poor country in Europa .even in Mumbai too.Punish all who ever involved in it.India is a poor country but one shouldnt sell illegal children.When one wants a child ,go to Ashrams or childwellfare soceity and apply for it.These children can be saved and helped and self something good for you too.Everybody profits from it legally.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Oh whats happening baby business If it was cow how many are behind the rescue now moun vrath.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Very serious issue. Thoroughly investigated the involvement of whoever is involved I this matter. Such businesse of human trafficking is put society at risk and this will open the door for kidnapping: organ business, and many more. Ki nd of munna bhai movie.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    After thorough investigation encounter all his accomplices.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Really very serious issue, came to light. Even if the Baby is from unwanted pregnancy, for Baby's safety all adoption rules apply. Adoption can only happen from Regd NGO' s through proper documentation and intimation to Police. No way it's should be from any XYZ, otherwise Babies will keep on changing from one person to another! Very serious issue, Let Law take its own couse!

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Nav bharat syndrome..., unemployment is the root cause of social evils....!!!! sorry to see... bhakt & jokara gang on high and jumping non stop...eventhough their stinking cheddi is on the floor... chai time...

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    you see politics even in this case where a lazy fellow who wants to make easy money? what about the doctors and nurses involved? are they not employed? disgusting you connect everything to politics....you drink something else, not chai.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Rayan was expert in buying & selling Chickens ...

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 05 2021

    Flourishing after 2014, no GST etc in this inhumane business.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Mar 06 2021

    Amazing! Haven't you heard of child trafficking before 2014?

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