The police have arrested a director of an orphanage in Pune for selling a baby for 1 lakh rupees to a couple in Mumbai.
Arun and Anita Yadav adopted a baby from the Pune orphanage but the baby boy Ved died after six months as he was HIV positive.
Arun and Anita Yadav are left only with memories of their adopted son who had spent just a few months with them.
The couple filed a case against the Gurukul Godavari Orphanage in Pune for hiding his condition but what's emerged is a bigger racket. The couple admits they bought the child.
"We had gone to Sassoon in Pune. There we met a man who gave us this contact number. He said the expenditure will for a child will be 1 lakh but give 30,000 now and the rest when the baby is given," said Anita Yadav.
Mathew Yanmal the director of the Gurukul Godavari Orphanage is now under arrest.
"We have found that he had no permission to run the ashram, we are also investigating whether he sold more children," said Deepak Sawant, policeman, Yerwada.
There are 50 more children in the orphanage, the other office bearers have gone into hiding. The challenge for the police is to investigate whether this transaction is part of a larger child trafficking racket.