Two arrested for 'selling' Falak's mom
In a growing tale of theft, fraud and deceit, the Delhi police have nabbed two women who sold 22-year-old Munni, the biological mother of baby Falak, to a “desperate groom” in Rajasthan for a price and forced the young mother to leave her three children behind.
The two women, one from Delhi and another from Kotputli in Rajasthan, were arrested on the basis of the grim revelations by Munni Khatoon, who was traced from her new home in a village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, and brought to the national capital on Sunday.
The same day, police arrested the women duo - Laxmi, a resident of Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar here, and her associate Kanta Choudhry.
“Munni was remarried to a man by the duo and was unaware of her children’s plight,” said DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma on Monday.
Munni, from Bihar, narrated her tragic marriage to an alcoholic husband and journey to Delhi with her three little children.
Munni, at 16, was married to Mohammad S Husain in 2006 but soon grew desperate over her husband’s lifestyle. Last year, when she took her five-year-old son to a hospital she was befriended by one Shankar. “Thereafter, he started calling Munni... He promised her a better life and a job in Delhi and introduced her to Laxmi,” said Sharma.
Shankar and Laxmi, both from Muzaffarpur, lured Munni to Delhi with her children. Once here, Laxmi tried to push Munni into the flesh trade. When she resisted, Laxmi hatched a plan to sell Munni to ‘desperate grooms' in Rajasthan and Haryana.