Man tries to sell own child for wife's treatment
Published : Friday, 31 August, 2018 at 3:50 PM Count : 516
An Indian man has tried to sell his own child for Rs 25,000 for his pregnant wife's treatment but police stopped him doing this.
The man, Arvind Banjara, a resident of Barethi Darapur village in Kannauj of Uttar Pradesh, admitted the shocking incident, quoting the province police, reports ANI.
His seven-month pregnant wife Sukhdevi is now admitted in District Hospital when she developed complications. Doctors apparently asked him to arrange blood for her treatment.
The couple has a four-year-old girl Roshni and one-year-old son Jaanu.
“In the district hospital, we were told to get blood for her. They told me that if she will not survive if blood is not arranged for her. I didn't have money. So, I had no other option, but to sell my child,” Banjara.
Adding to that, Sukhdevi said: “It's not easy to sell a child, but we had no other option. We had already visited few hospitals for treatment.”
However, the police stopped the couple from selling their child and assured them full financial support.
“We got to know from people that there is one couple, which is in need for money for treatment and is very disturbed. We heard that they have a three-year-old girl, who they were trying to sell. Later we found out that the woman is suffering from bleeding and need help. Therefore, the Tirwa police station decided to provide full finance aid to the family. We will take care of the whole treatment process. Besides money, we will also provide blood to her if needed,” Tirwa police station SHO Amod Kumar Singh said.