Maha: Three held for attempting to sell eight-month-old girl

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Thane/Palghar, Feb 10 (PTI) Four persons, including three women, have been arrested for allegedly attempting to sell an eight-month-old baby girl for Rs 5,000 in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Wednesday.

The Mira Bhayandar Virar Vasai police on Tuesday laid a trap in Virar and nabbed two women, who had come to sell the baby, senior inspector Suresh Warade of Virar police station said.

The police also arrested a woman and a man through whom the two women planned to make the sale for Rs 5,000, the official said.

The two women who were trying to sell the infant were distant relatives of the baby, he said, adding that the child was rescued and placed in the care of children's home.

An offence has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the IPC and Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the official said. PTI COR ARU ARU