West Bengal Couple Sells Infant To Buy Phone For Making Reels

The incident came to light after the couple’s neighbours grew suspicious noting the child’s absence and change in the couple's behaviour. The couple was also spotted making reels with an expensive phone

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A shocking incident has been reported from West Bengal wherein a couple sold their 8-month-old son to buy an iPhone 14, which they wanted to use to create Instagram Reels while travelling across the state. 


According to the Times Of India, the couple identified as Jaydev and Sathi Ghosh, live in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. They are also parents to a 7-year-old girl. 

A police investigation is underway, with Sathi under arrest. However, the father of the baby, Jaydev, is absconding.

West Bengal Couple Sells Baby

The incident came to light after neighbours witnessed a change in their behaviour.  The concerned neighbours informed local councillor Tarak Guha after observing that the couple did not seem worried or anxious about their 8-month-old baby who had been missing since Saturday. Additionally, the couple was spotted with an iPhone 14, which costs around Rs 70,000. Since they had a meagre income and had experienced financial difficulties in the past, their possession of an Apple iPhone 14 raised eyebrows. The couple even toured different parts of the state to shoot reels.

Guha then turned to the police for help. Upon being questioned, the mother reportedly confessed to having sold her baby for an iPhone. It also emerged that they had earlier tried to sell their 7-year-old daughter.

Local councillor Guha said, “After selling the boy, Jaydev also tried to sell the girl on Saturday midnight. We informed the police as soon as we came to know about it. Police have arrested Jaydev.”


Did the police rescue the baby?

Soon after, the police were informed, the baby was rescued from a lady in the Khardah area. Apparently, the couple had sold their son to this lady for money to buy the mobile phone. 

Police have filed a complaint against the couple. The woman who bought their 8-month-old child has also been charged with human trafficking, reports Moneycontrol.

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