Four persons arrested for selling 2 kids for Rs 3.25 lakh a yr ago

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Kasargod, May 25: Hosadurga police arrested four persons including the father of the 2 kids and three middle men for selling the kids a year ago in Kanhangad. Police sources said that the parents sold the babies with the assistance of a lady advocate from Mangalore who got a fee of Rs 25000.

The accused  are Sulaiman (48), father of the children, Rasheed (32 ) of Hosadurga, Basheer (33) of Iriya and Moidu (55) of Ajanur. The mother of the children has been booked by the police.


Police informed that the babies, one and a half year old girl was sold for Rs 1.75 lakhs and a nine month old baby boy for Rs 1.5 lakhs. Both the children were born out of Sulaiman’s second marriage. He has a total of 12 children including 9 children from his first marriage and three from his second marriage.
It is learnt that even the middlemen were paid Rs 25000 after the sale of the children.

Police are trying to locate the whereabouts of the two children who were sold. The case stood exposed following a tip off and Sulaiman is learnt to have admitted during interrogation that he sold the babies to two families in Mangalore and that he sold them for monetary gains as he was unable to take care of his children with his meagre income as a labourer.
Police are conducting further investigation.

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