Namakkal: The Namakkal district police have begun questioning a retired government hospital nurse, Ms Amudha, for alleged 'child trafficking' as an audio clip of a purported conversation of a Rasipuram-based woman involved in "buying and selling children" went viral on social media on Wednesday night.
The lady speaker in the audio reportedly said that she had been buying children "on a conscionable basis" from a person in Dharmapuri.
They were being later sold to childless couples who genuinely seek to raise children.
But all this came at a price, depending on whether the baby is a boy, girl, healthy etc. The adoption process was also facilitated through proper documents, the lady voice averred.
The woman says in the conversation that she had been doing this for the past 30 years “without creating any legal issues” for the couples concerned and even managing to get ‘birth certificates’ from the Rasipuram municipal body, ensuring that everything was done as per law. As the audio went viral, the Namakkal SP, Mr Arularasu ordered an investigation and the speaker in the audio clip was traced to one 50-year-old former nurse, Amudha, who took voluntary retirement some years back.He said though Amudha admitted to being a go-between in sourcing children born out of extra-marital affairs and “selling” them to issueless couples, she nevertheless said she had been involved in this activity “as per provisions of the Law”. The matter required investigation and a special team has been set up, he added....