Father sells toddler for 20K to buy liquor

RAJBIRAJ: Even as the Seventh National Day against Human Trafficking was being celebrated across the country on Thursday, report came that a youth here ‘sold’ his toddler son for Rs. 20 thousand.

The youth identified as Gajendra Sardar of local Harirawa, Nakati Rayapur-4 is learnt to have sold his son to a Muslim couple ‘to manage money for buying alcohol’.

Police have detained Sardar, 38-year-old Jakir Ansari and his wife Koresa Khatun (30) of Rajbiraj-9 who allegedly bought the child and 30-year-old Lalmohammad Raeen of Harirawa who helped in striking the deal.

It is learnt that Raeen had taken the child to the Ansari couple who is childless. Police are preparing to file a case against all the four on child trafficking charges.