Tuesday, February 24, 2009
New Delhi Mom Sells Her Infant Baby For $130.00? Doesn't That Sound Cheap?
Financial hardships have not just hit the U.S.A. The problem is world wide! For example, in New Delhi, India, a 20-year-old woman was arrested for selling her newborn baby boy. If that is not shocking enough, the sticker shock will give you a myocardial infarction, 6,500 rupees which is about 130 bucks!
Who is so poor that they will sell a kid for less then $150.00? In this ladies defense, the father of the baby had abandoned them and she wanted to marry someone else. One can only speculate that getting rid of the kid would maximize her chance to move on up the social hierarchy by "marrying up."
According to CNN, Prakash Jadhav a police officer in Andhra Pradesh state, confirmed that both the mother who sold the child and the buyer who purchased the child have been criminally charged. If convicted, the sentence would be up to 10 years in prison. But of course, all suspects, including those who sell and buy infants, are to be presumed innocent!