Dad ASHOK SAHA has been arrested on human trafficking charges for selling his 11-day-old son. Usually, you associate human trafficking with girls and women, but it just goes to show--when you're a Dastardly Dad, even newborn baby boys are fair game. In case you're wondering if this is something unique to impoverished developing countries, it's not. A dad from Philadelphia tried to sell his infant, too: http://dastardlydads.blogspot.com/2009/08/dad-tries-to-sell-baby-on-street.html
Father sells 11-day-old child; arrested
STAFF WRITER 13:15 HRS IST
Chennai, Sept 12 (PTI) A migrant labourer has been arrested for allegedly selling his new-born baby to a local fisherman for Rs 7,000.
Thirty three-year-old Ashok Saha from West Bengal was arrested in nearby Tiruvallore district yesterday for selling his 11-day-old son to Anbu, a fisherman in Pazhaverkadu village.
Anbu reportedly bought the baby as he has no children. He has been arrested on the charges of human trafficking, police said, adding that the baby was handed over to the mother.
M C Sarangan, Superintendent of Police, Tiruvallur, told PTI that Saha had sold the child to meet his lavish expenses.
"He had migrated to Chennai last year with his family and is a daily wage earner at a company here," he said.