- The Washington Times - Friday, April 26, 2013

Investigators have charged a 47-year-old man and two hospital workers in India with trying to sell the man’s newborn grandson on Facebook for drug money.

Feroz Khan was charged with arranging via Facebook for two nurses to abduct the baby from the hospital where is daughter gave birth, Agence France Presse reported. Mr. Khan was then going to sell him to a local businessman and purchase drugs, police said.

The price for the baby: about $830.

Authorities were alerted to the plan by the child’s mother. Police then took the baby from the hospital and returned him to the mother.

“All three people who conspired to sell the child have been arrested and we will be interrogating the businessman who paid the money to buy the baby,” said police officer Satish Malhotra.

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