Baby for Wife’s Funeral
A tribal man has exchanged his newborn baby to a childless couple for Rs. 1,200 to raise the funeral expenses of his wife in a remote village of Orissa, India.
Bipin Gagarai, who belongs to sahupur village in Jajpur district, had told an official team led by the district welfare officer Shivaji Bhuyan that his wife Gurubari died soon after giving birth to a baby boy, their third child, on July 1. Bipin said he could not get immediate medical attention for his wife because of his penury and she died the next day. As he had no money to transport the body to his village and undertake funeral expenses, he handed over the 2 day-old baby to childless couple livingin the neighborhood.