July 5, 2018
A woman working at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby.
Two other women employees from the centre have been detained and are being questioned about other possible cases.
Police took action after the state’s Child Welfare Committee (CWC) registered a complaint.
The charity said the incident had “shocked” its members.
“We are shocked to know what has happened in our home… It is completely against our moral conviction. We are carefully looking into this matter. We will take all necessary precautions that it never happens again, if it has happened,” Sunita Kumar of the Missionaries of Charity told the BBC.
Police officials said they were widening the scope of their inquiry.
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