Kasargod, Kerala, May 24 UNI | 2 months ago

Police today arrested a man for selling his own children for Rs 3.5 lakh in this northern most district of Kerala last year.

Police said Sulaiman (48) of Kahangad South has been arrested yesterday for selling six-month-old and one and-a-half year old kids to a man in Mangalore.

The two children, born to the second wife of Sulaiman, who altogether has 12 children, were sold through a Mangalore based lawyer, who acted as a mediator.

Sulaiman, who was hesitant to own up responsibility for the crime initially, later admitted of it soon after another mediator, who got Rs 10,000 through the deal, confessed it, police said.

The accused, a labourer, the police team said was compelled to sell his own kids as he was unable to bring them up with his meagre income.

A case has been registered and a police team has been sent Mangalore for further investigation into the case, they added.

(Posted on 24-05-2014)