Attempt to sell-off infant for 35,000 rupees foiled

Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 13:14


An attempt to sell an 8 day old infant born at the Pussellawa base hospital by his mother has been thwarted.

The mother of the infant had attempted to sell the infant off for 35,000 rupees at the Wagupitiya area in Pussellawa.

According to police the mother of the infant had been arrested on the spot while the transaction had been underway.

The mother of the infant as well as the man who had come forward to purchase the infant are due to be produced before the Gampola Magistrates court today.