Mother sells infant for Rs 500 in Orissa


The incident occurred in Kamakhyanagar town in Dhenkanal district, about 200 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, on Tuesday but came to light after the woman narrated her plight to journalists in the region on Thursday.

Middle-aged Kamalini Dehury said she used to earn her livelihood by working as a maid in various houses after her husband Dandadhar Dehury died April 27. She said her condition worsened after she gave birth to her second child.

Kamalini, who already had a two-year-old son, had no other option but to sell the younger child as she faced acute poverty and could not maintain both her children, Oriya daily ‘Sambad’ quoted her as saying.

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