Son’s need put UP couple in jail


A Bharatiya Janata Social gathering councilor from Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, and her husband’s need to have a toddler after 15 years of marriage landed them in jail and lifted the veils of a thriving youngster trafficking racket within the state.

Vinita Agarwal, 44, and her husband Krishna Murari Agarwal, 51, have been arrested on August 29 after the Authorities Railway Police (GRP) recovered a seven-month-old child from their home, who was kidnapped from a platform at Mathura railway station. was accomplished. on 24 August. Police mentioned the couple had paid ₹1.80 lakh for the child as they wished to have a toddler, despite the fact that that they had an adopted daughter.

The accused advised the police that a health care provider couple from Hathras – Dr Prem Bihari, 38, and his spouse Dr Dayavati, 38 – ran a toddler trafficking racket and persuaded them to undertake a kidnapped youngster.

Radha and her son Sanjay were abducted from Mathura railway station on August 24.

Radha alongside along with her son Sanjay was kidnapped from Mathura railway station on August 24 Photograph Credit score: Sushil Kumar Verma

In accordance with Aggarwal household acquaintances, the couple was underneath strain to have a toddler since their marriage in 2007.

“The dream of getting a toddler ended when Vinita collapsed whereas dancing at a non secular operate and needed to bear a hysterectomy. With no different possibility, the couple determined to undertake a toddler,” mentioned a detailed relative of the couple. Then they adopted a woman, however they have been nonetheless craving for a son, the relative mentioned.

‘Discovering Brother’

“Vineeta and Krishna Murari have been in love with their daughter, who wished a brother who may tie a ‘rakhi’ to her. With the competition of Raksha Bandhan approaching, the couple determined to meet their daughter’s want,” mentioned one other relative.

“Krishna Murari had heard concerning the physician couple and had approached them to undertake a son,” the relative mentioned. The medical doctors then handed over a boy to Mr. Agarwal every week earlier than Raksha Bandhan. Nonetheless, throughout the medical examination, Agarwal got here to know that the kid was extraordinarily ailing and returned him, the relative mentioned.

“The medical doctors known as Vinita on August 26 and gave her one other boy,” the relative mentioned.

Mr Agarwal, a lawyer training in a neighborhood court docket, advised police that the physician couple had launched him to a person they claimed was the boy’s father.

Nonetheless, it was exhausting for the police to consider that regardless of being a lawyer, Mr. Agarwal thought “shopping for a toddler” was authorized and that he had not dedicated any crime.

GRP (Agra) Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mustaq, who constituted a six-member group to resolve the kidnapping case, mentioned the physician couple has two hospitals in Hathras.

In addition to Agarwal and the physician couple, police have arrested six others within the case: Deep Kumar, 40, who kidnapped the kid, and Poonam Devi, 43, Manjeet, 43, and Vimlesh, 38, who labored as an assistant nurse midwife. labored as. (ANM).

Mr Mustaq mentioned Mr Kumar was apprehended at Mathura railway station after CCTV footage clearly confirmed he was snatching the kid, Sanjay, who lived along with his mom Radha, a resident of Parakham village in Mathura district. was sleeping subsequent door. Throughout interrogation, Kumar advised that he was half of a kid trafficking racket for the final 4 years.

Police mentioned the physician couple had invited round 1,000 ASHA employees, ANMs and well being division employees to inaugurate their hospitals and enlisted them to seek for childless {couples} and a male youngster.

“They have been additionally tasked with figuring out single ladies who turned pregnant and did not get hold of abortions. Then they are going to purchase youngsters from such ladies,” Mr. Mustaq mentioned.

In accordance with police, the physician couple has offered no less than 12 kidnapped youngsters through the years. The district administration has sealed the couple’s hospitals and police are attempting to hint the kidnapped youngsters.

‘Anticipate the male inheritor’

In the meantime, residents of Katra Pathanan in Firozabad are of the opinion that Agarwal deserves punishment.

On August 29, 2022, the police handed over Sanjay to his mother Radha after he was recovered from a corporator's house.

The police hand over Sanjay to his mom Radha after he’s recovered from a councilor’s home on 29 August 2022. photograph credit score: PTI

“His household has waited for years for a male inheritor. Mr. Agarwal’s brother already has two daughters… They wished one son to hold on the household legacy,” mentioned a store proprietor close to Agarwal’s home.

In accordance with jail officers, Mr Agarwal believes that “even when I’m launched, the society is not going to enable me to stay in peace. they’re going to name me ‘the one’ youngster thief (youngster thief)'”.


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