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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
Grandpa Charged After Baby Sold on Facebook
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. (Read more India stories.)

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