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Tripura’s sorry state of affair: Tribal couple sell daughter for ₹ 650

A shocking incident has come forward from remote Dhalai district of Tripura where a tribal couple sold their daughter as they were unable to bear the expenses of the infant.

The family which belongs to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category sold the girl child for ₹ 650, according to a local newspaper.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sudip Roy Barman expressed grave concern over this sorry state of affair and added that that these incidents are hardly brought forward by the media as the government cover them up.

The MLA said that the couple had sold the girl child to earn their livelihood. Though the parents have been arrested, the kid hasn’t yet been recovered.

Earlier a similar incident was reported from the state in July last year where a tribal couple was compelled to sell their newly-born child for Rs. 4,500 as they were unable to bear the cost of the kid.

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