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Chinese mother prosecuted for selling her own baby

A WOMAN from central China's Henan Province has been prosecuted for selling her own baby, local authorities said.

The woman surnamed Huang conspired with an obstetrician in a Xinxiang County clinic to sell her newborn for 42,000 yuan (US$7,000). The doctor was also prosecuted.

In August, a villager came to police and claimed that her grandson had been sold. Huang, her daughter-in-law, told the family that the baby died soon after birth, but a relative discovered that the boy had actually been sold.

During the investigation, Huang said she had a son with her former husband, but always quarreled with her current husband and was worried that the new baby would affect the life of her first child.

The doctor was paid 7,000 yuan for helping her find the couple who bought the boy, the procuratorate said.

The boy is now in the care of his grandmother. Further investigation is under way.


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