Nun arrested for selling a baby from a mothers shelter.

A nun and another worker at a shelter for unwed mothers run by Mother Teresa’s charity in eastern India have been arrested for allegedly selling a baby. Three other complaints were being investigated, reports claim.

An Indian couple had claimed they paid 120,000 rupees ($1,760) to Anima Indwar, who worked at the shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity, said police officer Aman Kumar.

Kumar said the police were investigating three other complaints against Indwar for allegedly selling children from the shelter. One more charity worker was under police questioning.

Kumar also said the police have shifted 12 pregnant women from the charity to a government-run home for care. The move apparently was to avoid any similar situation after their babies are born.

The arrests Tuesday and Wednesday followed the couple’s complaint the charity worker had taken back the baby boy and kept their money.

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  • This action is despicable. They may have been other babies in the past and no complaints made.


  • One would think we were still living in the 19th century reading this story. Thought all of this had been stamped out long ago. Hope the authorities stop this practice very soon.


  • Wow so disgusting


  • The Nun is abusing her position and making money from the vulnerable. Disgraceful and glad she has been arrested.


  • Wow, When I read the title I hoped just a little the family was in an extremely misfortunate position and the nun was potentially rehomimg a single child from an unwanted home. Although taking the children away from women suffering is just not the work of the all might lord and I’m glad they have arrested her because this is a complete abuse of power.


  • Shocking to think this has happened. Even more shocking that it was a nun who was part of running a women’s shelter


  • Selling babies is a world that attracts a lot of people apparently. :-(


  • This seems to happen all too often and I believe the stories we actually get to hear about are only the tip of the iceberg – hopefully we won’t hear in regard to this shelter again now the authorities are on to it ….


  • Appalling – you would hope a nun would offer some protection.

    • Particularly a shelter that is for unmarried women and the aim is to protect and help them and their babies!


  • I’m sure this happens more often than we imagine. I only hope the children go to safe, caring homes.


  • Unfortunately selling of babies has been going on for many years all over the World. Lucky it’s been brought to the light & laws are in place to help prevent such happening. It’s terrible though when you hear of a nuns involvement.


  • A nun of all people,glad she got caught!


  • I can’t believe that people are selling kids nowadays it is very awful


  • Utterly disgraceful and shameful and I hope the law punishes everyone and anyone involved with despicable act. The poor children and mothers are there for help and not to be exploited and even worse sold for profit.


  • All for making a few dollars. How sad


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