Paidala Padma, a 25-year-old woman working as a daily wager at Adibatla sold the infant baby boy for Rs 10,000. The police arrested the boy’s mother and also the woman who purchased the baby and produced them before a court for judicial remand.
She sold it as she was unable to take care of her three-month-old son, the rescued baby has been admitted to Sishu Vihar for care and protection.
She is a daily wager, her husband left her a few weeks ago and she had also met with a road accident due to which she was unable to go to work regularly and earn sufficient money.
As she was not able to provide proper food and care to the baby she contacted another woman, Kummari Lakshmamma of Rajiv Gruhakalpa at Balapur, and offered to sell her son. Lakshmamma agreed to purchase the baby for Rs 10,000 and gave an advance of Rs 4500 to the Padma.
On receiving a hint of this incident, Adibatla police went to the house of Lakshmamma and rescued the baby on Tuesday. Based on her confession, the boy’s mother Padma was also arrested under sections 317 of IPC and sections 80 and 81 of the Juvenile Justice Act. Both women were remanded to judicial custody.