Drug addict tries to steal month old baby, held

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New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A man who tried to steal a one-month-old baby to be sold for drug money has been arrested here, police said.

The 22-year-old man, who was a relative, early on Thursday morning tried to steal the baby from the house in Sundarnagari area of east Delhi when everyone was asleep, Deputy Commissioner of Police A.K. Singla said.

The officer said the accused was arrested on Thursday night.

He left the baby in the house and ran away when the baby’s mother saw him and started screaming.

“During interrogation he said someone had told him that selling babies would fetch him good money and he tried to steal the baby to buy drugs,” the officer added.

The police said that he used to work as a daily wage labourer and had no criminal history.

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