Chintalapudi Police book case in ‘baby sale’ case

Chintalapudi Police of Eluru District filed a case on the alleged ‘selling of newborn babies’ in Aswaraopeta in Telangana.

Following a complaint by Chintalapudi Village Revenue Officer (VRO) Mr. Ramulu, the police booked against an RMP K. Buchi Babu, infant father G. Arun Kumar and grandmother G. Mary in the racket.

Aswaraopet Police had already booked a racketeering case, rescued the baby and handed the baby over to Eluru District Women’s Development and Child Welfare (WD&CW) officers.

The mother, Ganta Chilakamma, from Allipalli village in Chintalapudi mandal, gave birth to a male baby at a clinic in Aswaraopeta on March 3 this year. The accused allegedly sold the baby for ₹1 lakh through the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP), his wife, Surekha, caretaker at the hospital, Prasanthi, mediator Rani. The baby was sold five times and ₹5 lakh changed hands in the process, it has been alleged.

Following a complaint, the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ordered an investigation. The PA High Court Juvenile Justice Committee (JJC) took note of the alleged ‘sale of the baby’ and ordered WD&CW, child protection and police officials to submit full details relating to the incident.

Eluru District Police Superintendent Rahul Dev Sharma said a case under section 317 r/w.34 IPC and section 81 of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 ( care and protection of children) was registered against the accused.

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