Indian man nabbed for attempting to sell his baby grandson via Facebook

Agence France-Presse, via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 1, police arrested 47-year-old Feroz Khan, a resident of Ludhiana city in the northern state of Punjab 300 kilometers from New Delhi, India.

Agence France-Presse, via InterAksyon.com, reports that on Wednesday, May 1, police arrested 47-year-old Feroz Khan, a resident of Ludhiana city in the northern state of Punjab 300 kilometers from New Delhi, India. Apparently, Khan had struck a deal to sell his newborn grandson to a businessman for 45,000 rupees ($830 or about ₱34,000). They had discussed the sale of the baby on Facebook.

 

The report noted: "Khan had allegedly kidnapped his grandson shortly after he was born earlier this month. Khan then sought help from two temporary employees at a local hospital where his daughter gave birth, who contacted the buyer on Facebook and arranged the deal."

 

The report also revealed: "In 2011, India’s federal police admitted in court that there were 815 gangs comprising more than 5,000 members involved in the kidnapping of children for prostitution and begging across the country."

 

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