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BALANGIR CHILD SALE TAKES NEW TURN Wednesday, 03 June 2015 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
BALANGIR CHILD SALE TAKES NEW TURN
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 | PNS | Balangir | in Bhubaneswar
The alleged child sale case in Balangir took a new turn on Tuesday after the child’s parents divulged that they had handed over their child to a relative for better care. Byasadeb Das of Talpali pada, a rickshaw puller, had been admitted in DHH here for severe diabetics. When he knew from doctors that he might lose his two legs due to severity of the disease, he decided to hand over their newly-born (5-day-old) son to one of their relatives, a childless widow working as Anganwsdi Worker in Chhattisgarh.
The distressed Das couple has now two children, a girl staying with them and a boy with grandparents at Titilagarh. This matter had come to the fore after a local child welfare member visited him and intimated the matter to the local police station. “We are waiting for the inquiry report from the District Welfare Officer to take action,” said Balangir Town police station IIC Prasant Pattanaik. Meanwhile, some locals and political parties have come forward to provide monetary assistance to Das, who was shifted to the VSS Medical College Hospital on Tuesday.