Couple sells 8-month-old baby to buy iPhone and shoot reels
An Indian couple sold their eight-month-old baby to buy an iPhone and produce reels.
Residents in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal grew wary of the couple’s abrupt behavioral changes coinciding with the disappearance of their child, according to a report by News9Live.
The couple, who was struggling to make ends meet, suddenly laid hands on the costly smartphone and visited several parts of West Bengal to shoot reels.
Inquisitive neighbors approached the couple and demanded to know where the baby was. The couple later confessed to selling their child.
They reported the incident to police, who rescued the baby from a woman in the Khardah area.
The baby’s mother, Sathi, has been arrested while the father, Jaydev, managed to escape.
Neighbors also allege that the couple indulges in drug abuse too.
Local councilor Tarak Guha, meanwhile, said the couple also tried to sell their seven-year-old daughter.
“After selling the boy, Jaydev also tried to sell the girl on Saturday midnight. We inform the police as soon as we understood it. Police have arrested Jaydev,” Tarak Guha said.
According to News9Live’s report, the investigation remains ongoing, with authorities examining the case from all angles.
(This article was generated with the assistance of AI and reviewed by an editor.)