Police in India made a horrific discovery this week when they raided a private hospital – an alleged baby-trafficking scheme.
According to The Times of India, police rescued two babies from a private hospital in the Gwalior district of India after they discovered newborn babies born from rape or wedlock were being taken from their mothers and sold for adoption. Some are calling the hospital a “baby farm.”
Here is more from the report:
“Three others have been sold to childless couples in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh”, Prateek Kumar, ASP crime branch told TOI on phone.
Five people including the hospitals director TK Gupta, manager and parents who bought babies from this hospital have been booked under sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as slave), 371 (Habitual dealing in slaves) and 373 (buying minor for the purpose of prostitution).
Hospital manager Arun Bhadoria has been arrested. “During interrogation he could not give us whereabouts of two babies that were found in the hospital,” said the ASP.
He said the accused had agents in the Chambal region who used to fetch girls carrying unwanted pregnancies.
“When a girl or her parents approached them for termination of pregnancies, doctors at this hospital used to convince them assuring a safe and secret delivery. Once baby is delivered and mother gets discharged, hospital authorities start hunting for gullible couples who could buy them,” said an investigating officer.
In one of the cases, the accused have also swapped a new born girl with boy.
“A Gwalior based couple had two boys. They swapped one of their boys with a girl at this hospital,” said the officer.
Police said they raided the hospital on Saturday after receiving a tip about possible baby trafficking.
As horrific as the case appears, the Indian hospital’s alleged treatment of babies as commodities is little different from what goes on in the abortion industry in America – except, in the India case, babies are being sold alive.
Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion group in the U.S., recently was caught trafficking aborted babies’ body parts in a series of undercover videos and lying to women about the uses for their aborted babies on its consent forms.