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Thane police arrests woman for trying to sell 5-year-old girl

02 Jul 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
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The anti-human trafficking cell of Thane police arrested Shobha Gaikwad for trying to sell a five-year-old girl for Rs. 20,000 at Bhiwandi.

3 months ago, a woman from Gujarat gave away the girl to Gaikwad, as she considered her a hindrance to her marriage. Gaikwad then brought the girl to Bhiwandi.

Gaikwad had now been taken into custody.

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