//NRI acquitted in child-trafficking case

NRI acquitted in child-trafficking case

Dubai: An Indian woman, who tried to sell her baby for Dh 6,000 (Rs 72,000), has been acquitted by a Dubai court of the charges of child-trafficking.

The Dubai court accepted the Indian woman’s argument that she had tried to sell the baby as she had not been capable of feeding her toddler and raising him. The court dropped the charges of child trafficking slapped against the 36-year-old.

The judge said the woman was being acquitted as she did not actually intend to sell her three-month old infant for profit.

The accused, who is married to a UAE national, had gone to a salon in Dubai and offered to sell her baby but the staff informed the police who charged the case.

Meanwhile, another woman of Indian origin, who is in jail for allegedly trying to kidnap an Iraqi child from a Sharjah hospital, was pardoned by the infant’s parents.

The childless woman, hailing from Kashmir, tried to flee away with the newborn from Al Qasimi Hospital.

The woman, however, was still in Sharjah Central Jail and her case will go to court for a final verdict.