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Kasargod: The mother of two children, who were sold for pecuniary benefits by her husband for Rs 1.60 lakh, has been arrested, police said Saturday.

The woman was arrested here Friday night on charges of colluding with her husband in selling their children for quick money, police said.

The incident came to light after the woman had filed a complaint alleging harassment and torture by her 31-year-old husband, a casual labourer.

The man had sold his eight-month-old son about 18 months ago to a person hailing from Kunthapura in Karnataka for Rs 60000 and the second son to a person in Mangalore for Rs one lakh, police said.

Investigations helped trace the younger child from Mangalore, while earch is on for the missing other child, police said.

PTI

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