Quikr.com in soup over 'boy for sale for Rs 5' advertisement

Quikr.com in soup over 'boy for sale for Rs 5' advertisement

Quikr.com in soup over 'boy for sale for Rs 5' advertisement

A leading online classifieds of the country was in a tight spot after a controversial advertisement reportedly showing a boy for sale surfaced on its website.

Quikr.com displayed an ad with photo of the child with the caption "Rahul for sale" and mentioned the price Rs. 5, according to a complaint sent in December to the government by the National Committee for the Protection of Child Rights, reported NDTV.

The report added that Information Technology Ministry has ordered a probe into the matter based on the complaint.

Responding to the issue, Quikr.com described the incident as "unfortunate" and said it would be more careful in future.

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