West Bengal police have recovered 13 babies and skeletons of two infants. All the bodies were found by the police during the raids at home for the elderly and mentally challenged. The raids were conducted viewing rising international human trafficking ring.
Police had also found 10 infants under the age of one Friday in a mental asylum run by a charity in the poor district of South 24 Parganas while the remaining skeletons of two infants were found in office premises of an adoption center ran by NGO in North 24 Parganas.
Police suspected that the two infants were died while awaiting sale. Ten babies were placed on a sheet on the ground floor of the Charitable home for mentally disabled people. The babies showed signs of starvation and some had chest and skin infections.
West Bengal Police and CID are investigating suspected places across the state
This was the second incident within a month after three newborn babies were found hidden inside cardboard biscuit boxes in a locked storeroom in a nursing home for delivery and abortion of babies and one was found separately in a room.
West Bengal police and CID are investigating into human trafficking where newborn babies are smuggled for adoption in India and abroad. The initial investigation indicated that some of the unmarried girls and women who opted for abortion were maneuvered by Staff to give birth and sell their babies. Although the police haven’t quoted the price yet, but local media reports suggest that the agents were offered to mother 3 lakhs rupees for a boy and one lakh for a girl.
Smugglers kept babies in old age homes and mental asylums
Not only they supplied babies, even they were also tricked mothers who gave birth while telling that their babies were died. And when they demanded to see their babies, they offered money to shut their mouth. All the babies were preserved by the clinics and were smuggled in biscuit containers. Smugglers had made old age homes, mental asylums as warehouse whey they kept babies until they sold.