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NEW DELHI: The arrest of three women and a man for selling a four-month-old infant for Rs 1 lakh has once again highlighted the rampant trafficking of children in the city. The accused were picked up from Virat Cinema at Dakshinpuri in south Delhi when they had come to sell the male child. “The accused have been identified as Chandra Devi (64), Heera Devi (42), Pooja Devi (22) and Neeraj Mahalwal (22); Neeraj is the father of the child. We received a tip-off about Chandra looking for a buyer for the infant. We sent a decoy – a woman constable – to negotiate a deal. She was told that the child was with another woman, who demanded Rs 1 lakh. Our decoy paid Rs 10,000 as advance,” said additional DCP (crime) Sanjay Bhatia.
Police then got in touch with NGO Shakti Vahini
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