Jharkhand Mom Sells Newborn Son for Rs 2,500, Buys Two Goats

Jharkhand Mom Sells Newborn Son for Rs 2,500, Buys Two Goats

Aano Birhor, the mother said, "It was difficult to take care of the child. I have done nothing wrong."

Ranchi: A woman in poverty-stricken Jharkhand says she has sold her newborn son for Rs 2,500 and bought a couple of goats with the money.

Aano Birhor had sold her son to one Kedar Sao, who had four daughters and wanted a son.

A resident of Ramgarh's Birhor Tola, the woman, whose husband died, already has six children, three of whom are boys. She used to scrape together a living by making ropes - one of the chief occupations in the area.

Admitting that she had sold the child, Aano Birhor told NDTV, "It was difficult to take care of the child. I sold him for Rs 2500. I have done nothing wrong."

A case has not has been filed with the police, but administration officials say they would investigate the matter.