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After Tripura couple 'sells' son, NGO rescues infant

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala, June 9 : After a tribal family in the Khowai district of Tripura sold their new born son after stating that they were uble to bear the cost of nurturing him, a non-government organisation (NGO) rescued the infant around 50 kilometres away from his home.

“On Sunday, I contacted Khowai Child Development Project officer Dinesh Debbarma, who helped us to go to the home of the child. With the help of a middleman, we rescued the child from the custody of an ICDS helper from the Madhabbari area of Mandwai,” Prasan Chakraborty of the NGO Members of Voluntary Health Association of Tripura (VHAT) said. “They are very poor; do not have a house to live in. Already they had three children and the new born was the fourth child,” he added. At present, the baby, who was sold on June 3, is staying in a home run by the state social welfare department. The fate of the child will be decided on June 10, when the parents of the child will be asked if they want to take back their baby. (ANI)

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