Written by Bella Dalima
13 Feb, 2015 | 8:21 pm
A suspect who was arrested for selling his brother’s children was remanded until February 26, after being produced before the Gampola Magistrate Court.
One of the children who was sold by the suspect was taken under police care on Thursday, while the other was discovered on Friday from Kurunegala.
The two year old had been sold for a sum of Rs.5000 to two women from Keerapane, Gampola.
This child had been sold on December 29, 2014 after an advance of Rs.1000 rupees was paid to the suspect.
The balance Rs.4000 rupees was paid to the suspect on January 2, this year. The women had sold one of the children to a couple in Kurunegala.
Police say that they have arrested the couple who had bought the child. With the death of the child’s mother, the father of the children had handed them over to his brother.
He was arrested when he tried to sell the elder child for a sum of Rs.20,000 rupees yesterday.
While the suspect was remanded, the two children have been admitted to the Gampola Hospital.
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