Child Trafficking racket unearthed in TN town

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Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, Jun 7 (UNI) An Investigation into the disappearance of a three-month old child at the Government hospital here, led to the unearthing of child trafficking, involving a private hospital in the district.

Sneha (24), hailing from Karumbur, near Punruti lost her three-month-old son Ramanan, when she was admitted along with the child at the Cuddalore Government hospital on May five.

Investigation by the police revealed that Indirani, a sweeper, working in the government hospital, had stolen the child and sold it to a private hospital for Rs 5,000.

Enquiries with the private hospital revealed that it was engaged in ''buying and selling'' of children and sold Ramanan to a local traffic constable, police said.

The traffic constable Kannabiran, who was summoned for an enquiry, gave a slip to the police and is absconding, police said adding a special team has been formed to arrest him.

After tracing the missing child, action would be taken against the private hospital and the sweeper in the government hospital, police said.

UNI XR/WS LS KP1810

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