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Tripura: Tribal woman sells her child for Rs 200

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Source: financialexpress

A tribal woman in Tripura sold her child for 200 rupees to an auto driver, Danshai (Babla), a resident of Laxmipur ADC village of the state on last month. The woman belongs to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) section. The incident came into light after Khanajoy Reang, the father of the child has confessed the occurrence.

“I asserted on not selling the child but his mother sold my child for Rs 200. The child is at present in Machkumbhi village. The incident took place around 15 to 20 days back,” said Reang. “When the issue was raised in front of the head of the village and it was decided that we would get our child back and accordingly we went to meet the person whom we sold our kid but we got a reply that they would return the child to its mother only.”

Now, the social welfare and social education department has said that they are putting efforts to bring back the kid to its parents. Local Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Abid Hossain also said that he is aware of the incident and is making efforts to return the child to the mother.

However, this is not the first time that such an incident has occurred. Recently, in Ultacharra ADC village in remote Gandacherra sub-division of Dhalai District, a tribal woman sold her 11-day old son for Rs 5000. She sold her child to bear the expenses of the treatment of her ailing husband.