DOC­TOR HELD FOR TRY­ING TO SELL BABY GIRL

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki Arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A doc­tor who runs a hos­pi­tal in Ul­has­na­gar was ar­rested on Thurs­day for al­legedly try­ing to sell a new­born baby girl.

Ra­jku­mar Sadashiv Jad­hav, 31, a res­i­dent of Am­ber­nath, was ar­rested af­ter the po­lice laid a trap af­ter a tip-off.

The baby, born a cou­ple of weeks ago, was not wanted by her 23-year-old un­wed mother.

“The woman ap­proached the doc­tor as she did not want to keep the baby,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from anti-hu­man traf­fick­ing cell, Thane.

The po­lice sent dummy par­ents who wanted to adopt the child.

“The doc­tor asked for Rs15,000 as the charge to pre­pare doc­u­ments. On Thurs­day, two of­fi­cials went to ‘buy’ the baby and the doc­tor was ar­rested,” said a po­lice in­spec­tor.

He added that the doc­tor owns Kirti hos­pi­tal, at camp num­ber 4 in Ul­has­na­gar, and the woman de­liv­ered the baby there.

“The doc­tor was pro­duced in court and was re­leased on bail. We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing fur­ther,” said the of­fi­cer.

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