Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Selling Newborn

Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Selling Newborn

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Muzaffarnagar: A doctor has been arrested for allegedly selling a newborn baby of an unmarried girl in Muzaffarnagar.

Jitender Choudhary was arrested yesterday for selling the child of a maiden for Rs 50,000 to another person, SHO New Mandi, Arun Kuamr Singh said.

The unmarried girl had given birth to a baby boy at the accused's nursing home recently, he said.

The purchaser of the child had a rift with the doctor over the price of the baby, following which he informed the police.

The baby has been recovered and kept in a child protection centre, Mr Singh said.

The mother of the child is yet to be identified, police said, adding that investigation is on in the matter.