Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police on Friday arrested an ambulance driver and a nurse in Namakkal district in connection with the case of selling babies, officials said here.
Friday’s arrests in this case come a day after the arrests of a retired nurse, Amudha, and her husband Ravichandran.
According to police, the ambulance driver Murugesan and Parveen, a female nurse working in a private hospital in Erode, were arrested after investigations.
Police said Amudha and her husband were arrested after an audio clip went viral on social media in which Amudha was heard telling another person the price of babies and the bribe to be paid to municipal officials to get a birth certificate.
Amudha was heard quoting different rates for babies based on sex and colour, and saying that she has been in this trade for a long time. She had taken voluntary retirement from a government hospital.
Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has set up teams to check the birth certificates issued in Rasipuram in Namakkal district.