UP BJP leader, who wanted a son, held for buying stolen childtext_fields
Lucknow: A BJP corporator and her husband have been arrested among eight others for kidnapping a baby from Mathura railway station last week.
Police found the baby100 km away from the station at the house of Vineeta Agarwal and her husband Krishna Murari Agrawal.
The couple reportedly paid Rs 1.80 lakh for the infant as they were longing for a male child, though they have a daughter.
Police have cracked a racket involving doctors that steals and sells children to couples looking for kids.
The seven-month-old Sanjay was asleep beside his mother at the Mathura railway station on the night of August 23.
A footage from the surveillance camera showed a man, identified as Deep Kumar of Hathras, who sells asafetida at the station, scooping up the child from the platform, before making off.
Senior police officer Mohammed Mushtaq said Deep Kumar is part of a gang that includes two doctors who run a hospital in the neighboring Hathras district.
The gang that includes some other health workers who looked for couples bereft of a male child as potential buyers.
The accused were identified as Prem Bihari and Dayavati, who runs a private hospital in Hathras, Poonam and Vimlesh, the ANMs, and Deep Kumar, who stole the child, besides one Manjeet, India Today reported.