Shocking! Parents try to sell their 4-day-old daughter for Rs 20,000

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Since they already had two daughters before, Sujata reportedly told her relatives that the couple had planned to sell their third daughter off for Rs 20,000

Just when we thought the Indian society is progressing, comes another incident that strikes us back to our senses.

In a news that is as horrifying as inhuman, a Telangana-based couple tried to sell their 4-day-old child for a mere Rs 20,000, just because they did not want another daughter.

This couple who reportedly belong to Devarakonda in Nalgonda, were daily wage workers and had become parents to their third daughter. But because they could not manage another girl, they decided to sell her off. In fact, NDTV reporter Uma Sudhir also tweeted about the same.

How the couple plotted to sell their own daughter!

A leading daily revealed that Krishna, a daily wage worker and his wife Sujata, became parents to their third daughter just a few days back.

But since they already had two daughters before, Sujata reportedly told her relatives that the couple had planned to sell their third daughter off for Rs 20,000.

However, when the buyers reached the spot, locals gathered around their car and forced them to flee. A case has not been registered, instead the couple is now being counselled.

Sadly, this is not the first case in the state.

A few days back, a 15-day-old girl was reportedly rescued in the same Nalgonda district after she was sold off for just Rs 10,000 to a childless couple.

Importance of education

The news only highlights the importance of awareness about the girl child and why we must educate more and more people every chance we get. We can always begin by informing our maids and teaching them that saving and educating a girl child could mean saving an entire family.

This is also where elementary education plays an important role. Let's pledge to teach our kids the same, so they can create a better and equal society in the future.

Read: 10 life lessons only a mother can teach

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Deepshikha Punj

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