Cops give money to man, stop him from selling son
Lucknow: A poor husband struck a deal with a childless couple to sell his one-yearold son to save life of his seriously ill pregnant wife in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh. However, when the police came to know about the incident they stopped the poor man from selling his son and arranged the money for his wife’s treatment from their pocket.
Arvind Banjara, a resident of Barethi Darapur village in Kannauj, had admitted his pregnant wife Sukhdevi at District Hospital when she developed complications. Doctors asked him to arrange Rs 25,000 as she was suffering from acute anemia and multiple infections.
Father of a four-year-old daughter Roshni and oneyear-old son Jaanu, poor Arvind then decided to sell off his son Jaanu to save his wife’s life. At the medical college gate, he met a man who agreed to buy his son for Rs 25,000 but Arvind demanded Rs 30,000.
After little argument, the buyer finally okayed the deal and went home to consult his childless wife. A few hospital employees overheard when their talks and informed the police in the medical college.
Brijendra Kumar, the SHO, rushed to medical college and questioned Arvind about selling his son. When Arvind told the SHO that he has no money to save his wife, the SHO offered him financial help with a condition that he will never sell his son or he would be arrested by the police.
The SHO met the senior doctors and requested them to go ahead with his wife treatment after giving them Rs 5,000 advance from his own pocket. Later, he asked his colleagues to pool in whatever they have and arranged the entire amount for saving life of Arvind’s wife. Arvind was in tears when the SHO informed him that money for the treatment of his wife has been arranged by them. “Saheb you have saved not her life but my future also by making me not to sell my son. She would have died anyway hearing that our son has been sold off to save her,” he thanked the SHO in the presence of doctors. The SHO’s benevolence has become now become the talk of the town in Kannauj. Newly-joined SP AP Singh has lauded his positive approach.