Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Regional

Woman who sold child found - still starving

Thursday July 19, 2012 07:02:25 PM, Imran Khan, IANS

Related Articles

Poor woman in Bihar sells child for Rs.62

Police have began an inquiry into a poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Araria district selling her four-month-old son for just Rs.62 to a Nepalese couple, sources Sunday said. "I was informed that a poor woman sold her child to a Nepalese  

Bihar woman missing after selling child for Rs.62

Patna: A destitute Bihar woman who went missing after selling her child to a Nepalese couple for Rs.62 has been finally traced - still starving along with her other two kids and ailing husband.

In a sad story of hunger amid plenty, Shannu Khatun, in her mid-30s, was found wandering near her house in Madanpur village in Araria district.

"She and her children were very hungry and in a bad condition when policemen spotted them," Araria Superintendent of Police Shivdeep W. Lande told IANS.

When policemen took Shannu Khatun and her two children to her house in the village, they found her physically challenged husband Mohammad Shaheed on a cot. He too was "very hungry" and asked for food.

Lande, who had ordered a search for the woman, said police offered them food and milk.

Forced by poverty, Shannu Khatun sold her four-month-old son to a Nepalese couple at the Forbesganj railway station near the India-Nepal border, some 350 km from here, last week.

The "sale" -- amid stories of Bihar's economic recovery -- created a stir in the state.

Lande said the woman has been shifted to a "short stay home".

Several voluntary groups in India and abroad have offered to support the woman and her family.

"I was upset after Shannu Khatun disappeared when news of her plight hit the headlines," the police officer said.

An Araria district official, Gopal Prasad, said police had handed over the family to the administration for their rehabilitation.

"For the time being, she and her children will be in a short stay home and will be provided food," Prasad said.

She would also get a house under the Indira Awas Yojna, he added. "Now she will get the benefits of government welfare schemes."





Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS





Top Stories

Voting begins to elect India's new president

Thousands of Indian MPs and assembly members representing Thursday began casting their votes to choose a new president. It  

The mathematics of India's presidential poll

Race for Raisina Hill on, Pranab, Sangma file nominations

India to elect new president Thursday


  Most Read

Rajesh Khanna is dead

Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna passed away Wednesday following a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 69. "He is no more," Vijay Zaveri,  

'Achcha to hum chalte hain': Rajesh Khanna bids a quiet adieu

Syrian defence minister killed in Damascus bombing

Syrian Defence Minister Daoud Rajha was killed in a suicide bombing in Damascus Wednesday, just hours before a crucial UN vote on the violence-plagued Middle East country, state television reported. The blast occurred during a meeting of ministers and security officials  


  News Pick

Dubai to get eco-friendly mosque in 2013

An eco-friendly mosque which is expected to reduce energy and water consumption by up to 18 percent will come up in Dubai by the end of 2013. The $6.8 

12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song

As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, father" - as a special  

Sonia says only Rahul to decide on his larger role

Amid rising voices within the Congress urging Rahul Gandhi to join the UPA government, party president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said it was only for her son and party general secretary to decide on taking  

No further talks with government on Lokpal: Anna Hazare

Alleging that the UPA government is trying to divide Team Anna, social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said they will hold no further talks with it and will continue with their indefinite protest from July 25 for a strong Lokpal 


Picture of the Day

Mohd. Hamid Ansari filing the nomination papers for the Vice Presidential Election, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Chairperson, National Advisory Council, Mrs.Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries, at Parliament, in New Delhi on July 18, 2012.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.