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Missionaries of Charity Case: Sister Conselia remanded to four days police custody

In connection with the child sale done by Missionaries of Charity, the main accused including Sister Conselia and staff Anima Indwar were today sent to four days remand to Kotwali Police during which they would be questioned in detail.

Police stand outside a home which provides shelter for pregnant unmarried women run by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, in Ranchi, India, July 4, 2018. Picture taken July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

So far, the police has managed to recover three out of the four children which had been sold by the duo. Anima had sold a boy which was delivered by an unmarried girl in Ranchi Sadar Hospital to a couple of Sonbhadra Uttar Pradesh and had collected Rs 1.20 lakh for them. On June 30, a team of the child welfare committee conducted a surprise raid that the Missionaries of Charity following which Anima called the couple on July 1 to Ranchi and took the baby from them the next day stating that the child had to be produced before the court.

Later, she avoided meeting with the couple after which the couple went to the Hinoo Center of Missionaries of Charity but when they failed to get information regarding the child they complained to the CWC which later questioned Anima and the entire scandal broke out.

On July 4, police forwarded Anima and Sister Conselia to jail. In her interrogation Sister Conselia confessed that she had sold two babies for Rs 50,000 each while another was given at Rs 1.20 lakh while for the fourth child sold to a couple in Simdega, no money was taken.

Savio Rodrigues

Savio Rodrigues Founder & Editor-in-Chief GoaChronicle.com

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