A Dehli, India, man was arrested this week after he tried to sell his newborn grandson on Facebook in order to fund his alleged drug habit.
Dehli police intervened after the man’s daughter complained that her father was trying to sell her newborn baby shortly after she gave birth on April 3.
Feroz Khan, 47, was arrested, after police found evidence of a deal Khan made on Facebook, to sell his grandson for 45,000 rupees, which equates to about 830 U.S. dollars. Khan allegedly conspired with some hospital employees where his daughter gave birth, to assist in kidnapping the newborn baby boy. It is not known how much money they were promised to carry out the abduction.
The couple who agreed to buy the baby reportedly said hey did so because they were experiencing infertility problems.
Police acted quickly after the baby was taken and were able to return the newborn back over to his mother, Noori Khan. The infant was reportedly kidnapped for almost a week.
Khan and the hospital employees involved in the illegal transaction have been arrested and charged with conspiracy and kidnapping.
According to AFP, there are thousands of people involved in human trafficking and baby kidnapping smuggling in India.