Former nurse claims of selling newborns for 30 years, Police initiates probe
In the audio clip, the woman, who took voluntary retirement 10 years ago, is purportedly heard saying she has been "selling" newborns for 30 years and by God's grace, never got into any trouble.
Namakkal: An audio clip allegedly of a former nurse, who claimed to have 30 years of experience in "selling" newborns is currently being investigated by the police
The audio clip went viral on the social media, prompting Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh to instruct the director of the Health and Rural Welfare department to look into the claim of the woman. The police is investigating whether the audio is authentic or not.
She also said newborn girls were "sold" for Rs 2.75 lakh and "if the babies are fair and good looking, they are sold for Rs 3 lakh".
Newborn boys were "sold" for Rs 3 lakh and if they were beautiful, for Rs 3.75 lakh to Rs 4 lakh, she said in the clipping recorded by a "prospective client".
The woman also said in the clip that she even arranged for a birth certificate if an extra amount of Rs 70,000 was paid.
Police suspect the involvement of a big gang.
They also suspect that the woman in the audio clip is a former nurse who worked at a government hospital in Rasipuram and who was accused of being involved in "selling" of newborns in connivance with the hospital staff.