The couple, who sold their newborn twins, has been arrested by the police on Tuesday. The couple identified as Kushal Talukdar and Rupa Talukdar had sold their twins for Rs. 10 lakhs each on June 19.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police arrested the duo from Goalpara town. According to police sources, they were arrested under IPC Section 371/373/211. Meanwhile, a Goalpara court sent both of them to police custody.
It may be mentioned here that the incident came to light after an initiative by the Social Welfare Department on Saturday. The duo had covered the pregnancy by lying to their family members that tumours have developed inside Rupa’s abdomen and later sold one of their children in Santipur area in Guwahati and another in Goalpara.