In a shocking incident that occurred on August 24, an infant who was sleeping next to his Mother was abducted from the railway station in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. The CCTV footage captured a man named Deep Kumar making a dash with a seven-month-old child on the platform in plain sight.
The police investigators traced the man on CCTV and arrested him. Railway police traveled 800 kilometers and conducted raids to track the stolen child. The railway police interrogated the doctor couple who confessed to stealing children which opened the case. The gang's kingpins were doctors- Prem Behari, and his wife Dayawati, from Hathras who also run, Bankey Behari Hospital, a front of their racket business. It was revealed later that the doctors and their accomplices, Poonam and Vimlesh or say, 'The Merchant of Souls' also work as ANM (auxiliary nursing midwifery) on contract for government welfare schemes.
Although malpractices in Medicine are rampant this child trafficking incident will make readers aware of the realities in health and political sector. In a shocking development, after days of search the child was recovered from the house of lady councilor of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Firozabad, Vinita Agarwal. During the investigation, it was found that BJP leader, Vinita Agarwal and her husband Krishna Murari Agarwal had finalized the deal with the doctor couple for Rs. 1.80 lakh. The police officials busted links of this network spread in Agra, Firozabad and Mathura.
These health care workers and their associates run the gang to sell children to childless couples for hefty amounts. These poor children who spend nights on railway platforms and bus stands are preyed upon by the gang members during the wee hours as per the doctor couple. This might not be an isolated case and the Investigation is still on but the question arises, are the children of the country safe where the officials or doctors are in collusion with the criminals? It is the leaders and health care system of the country that needs healing!
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