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Parents sell infant for Rs. 50,000; buy house for Rs. 18,000

1 September 2014 04:17 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.

Police said among the arrested were a couple who bought the baby and two other women believed to be the brokers who arranged the deal.

Initial police investigations revealed that the infant’s mother and father, who already have a two year-old child, had purchased a temporally-built shanty at Lellama in Modera for Rs.18, 000 after selling their infant.

The mother had given birth to the infant on August 24 at the Ragama Teaching Hospital. The infant had been sold to the new family from Uswetikeyyawa at the hospital premises soon after she was discharged from hospital on August 29.

Police said the man who bought the infant was a butcher by profession.

  Comments - 7

  • gobbaya Tuesday, 02 September 2014 04:28 AM

    its time the country looked at its archiac adoption laws which are so cumbersome & complicated. there will always be childless families desperate to have a child by any means and parents struggling to support their new born out of unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. whats the deal with the profession of the buyer. what are you trying to insinuateread my comments carefully and try to understand prior to calling for my head.... via DM Android App

    Phantom Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:26 AM

    Like selling chicken at the market-what is happening in this thrice blessed land?

    George Clooney Tuesday, 02 September 2014 02:51 AM

    The level of poverty is so great in SL that people are selling their children to put food on the table. Shame.

    tuan Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:01 AM

    Miracle of Asia.This is the actual economic situation in Sri Lanka,either sell or throw them to river.

    KiloWattson Tuesday, 02 September 2014 03:52 AM

    i agree with you 100% what these parents were trying to do was to avoid another child sharing their misery.

    mount Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:41 AM

    Each must get stomachache and headache then only understand PAIN.

    FOX Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:54 AM


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