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    India - Man arrested for selling newborn grandson on Facebook

    Indian police have arrested a man in the northern state of Punjab for selling his newborn grandson to a local businessman via Facebook.
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/w...cle3747612.ece
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    Feroz Khan, 47, of Ludhiana city in the northwestern state of Punjab, allegedly kidnapped his daughter Noori's son from the hospital shortly after he was born on April 3, according to Punjab Newsline. He told Noori that her son had died.

    With the help of two temporary employees at the hospital where his daughter gave birth, Khan arranged a deal on Facebook to sell his baby grandson for 45,000 rupees ($830), according to the Agence France-Presse.

    The newborn baby was sold to Amit Kumar of New Delhi, according to the Telegraph. Noori filed a police report that her son had been kidnapped.

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    Punjab Newsline reports that Khan wanted his daughter, who divorced her husband last year, to get an abortion when she became pregnant. His plan to sell the baby on Facebook was apparently part of "a bid to facilitate the second marriage of his daughter," according to Punjab Newsline.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3153667.html
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    $800 dollars??? Wow....that is quite pricey! I thought $20 to $50 was the average going rate for child slaves in India.

    Up to 200,000 children a year fall into the hands of slave traders in India, many sold by their poverty-stricken parents for as little as £11.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...ildren-slavery