Grandpa Charged After Baby Sold on Facebook
Cops say he hawked infant for $830, child was sold twice more
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 11:49 AM CDT
A magnifying glass is posed over a monitor displaying a Facebook page.   (AP Photo/dapd, Joerg Koch, File)

(Newser) – A man in India has been arrested for trying to sell his newborn grandson online. Feroz Khan, 47, is alleged to have kidnapped the baby shortly after his birth in Ludhiana, reports the AFP, telling his daughter the infant was stillborn. He reportedly sold the baby for $830 to a nurse, who sold him to a hospital lab assistant for about $5,500, who in turn sold him to a New Delhi businessman for almost $15,000, the Hindu Business Line reports. Police recovered the baby from the businessman's home. Five people have been arrested over the deals, and the baby was returned to his mother.

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Apr 24, 2013 6:00 PM CDT
India seem to be going totally mad lately. They gang rape women on buses, someone raped a 5-year old girl, and just in general they treat women like shit. What the hell is going on there? We should shun them by not purchasing anything from India, and not giving them any tourist dollars.
Apr 24, 2013 5:42 PM CDT
I bought my kids for $2000 a month from my ex-wife but only got to see them on Wednesday's, every other weekend and alternating holidays for 13 years.
Apr 24, 2013 3:30 PM CDT
I guess gramps won't be doing any babysitting.