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AGARTALA | July 25, 2019:

In a shocking incident, a man from Tripura lodged a complaint against his daughter and son-in-law on Tuesday for selling a new-born baby at Nailabari village in Khowai district.

The couple has been identified as Madhabi Debbarma (32) and Sushil Debbarma (37), Sushil is a labourer by profession and the couple had been married for 15 years. The couple already had three children and became parents of their fourth child on July 19.

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The baby has been recovered from one Bimal Debbarma on Wednesday to whom the mother had reportedly given the baby to look after.

According to the complainant Jogesh Debbarma, Madhabi and her new-born daughter were discharged from the hospital on July 21. But Madhabi returned home without the baby that made Jogesh suspicious. He suspected his daughter and son-in-law sold the child out of poverty and lodged a case against them.

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Officer in-charge of Champahowar Police Station Uttam Debbarma, said, “We got the complaint from grandfather of the new-born baby on Tuesday. On the basis of the complaint, we detained the mother of the baby today. During interrogation, she said that she gave the baby for adoption as she can’t look after four children due to financial crisis. According to her, there was no monetary transaction for adoption. But we are still investigating the matter”.

The baby is now with her grandfather and the mother has been detained by the police.

 

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