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Couple, woman booked for illegal adoption of seven-day old child



Mumbai | Updated: August 12, 2023 09:05 IST


The police said they have registered a case of conspiracy and illegal trafficking of a human being but have not arrested anyone in the case so far.



According to the police officials, the three persons who have been booked have been identified as Irshad Rangrez, his wife Tahira and a woman named Rubina Bano. (Representational Image)


The Bhoiwada police on Wednesday registered a case against a Bhiwandi-based couple for illegally adopting a seven-day-old child from an Uttar Pradesh-based woman. The police said the child was born to a woman through an illicit relationship and as she did not want to keep the child, the infant was handed over to the childless couple.


According to the police officials, the three persons who have been booked have been identified as Irshad Rangrez, his wife Tahira and a woman named Rubina Bano.


The police said that Irshad, who is a vegetable vendor, stays with his wife in Bhiwandi while Bano was their neighbour there till four years ago. In 2019, Bano left her Bhiwandi residence and shifted to Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh with her family and she was aware that the couple were not able to conceive a child and were undergoing treatment.


“So on July 18, she allegedly called the couple and informed them that one of her relatives had delivered a child and they wanted to give him away. Bano further asked them to come to UP and take custody of the child immediately,” said an officer.


Accordingly, the couple left for Pratapgarh on the same day and met Bano. The trio claim that they even approached a local court there and made an affidavit of Rs 10.


The couple subsequently left for Bhiwandi on July 24. However after reaching their home, they realised that the child was unwell due to which they consulted a local doctor. They were informed that the infant is suffering from jaundice.


The incident came to light when they admitted the infant at Wadia hospital in Parel.


“The doctors at the hospital asked for her mother when they claimed that her mother was not there. The couple was further told to get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the local police and when they came to us, we conducted a thorough inquiry after which the whole crime came to light,” said an officer.


The police said they have registered a case of conspiracy and illegal trafficking of a human being but have not arrested anyone in the case so far.


“The child was conceived from an illicit relationship by one woman in Pratapgarh. That woman did not want to keep the child and had asked Bano to give it away without telling anyone, following which she contacted Rangrez and his wife in Mumbai and handed him over to them,” said an officer.

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