Maha: Man detained for bid to sell unborn baby of kin via FB

Aurangabad: A 30-year-old man was detained after he allegedly tried to sell the unborn baby of his sister-in-law, police said on Monday.

The woman, who is seven months pregnant, separated from her husband sometime back.

Following her separation, the accused, Shivshankar Tagade, a resident of Ranjangaon Shenpunji area here, wanted that his sister-in-law should remarry someone.

But as her unborn child from her earlier marriage posed a hindrance, Tagade and the woman decided to sell the baby after birth, a police spokesperson said.

They allegedly tried to fix a deal through Facebook by contacting those who wanted a child, the official said.

The women and child welfare department got information about this and alerted the police.

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On Sunday, the cyber unit of police foiled their attempt to sell the unborn baby and detained Tagade, he said.

A case was registered against the accused under provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act and further probe in the matter was underway, he added.

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