The police also claim that Rakhi sold
the child intentionally and never, really, wanted that the child be rescued.
The reason behind such a conclusion was the non-cooperation from the
side of Rakhi in rescuing the child. ‘She didn’t cooperate in the
rescue operation but, rather, confused us a lot,’ said the Inspector In-Charge
of Jajpur Road Police Station Aswini Kumar Sahu to media persons after
rescuing the baby boy.
‘Even after the boy was rescued, his
mother Rakhi didn't show interest in taking the child back. Now the child is
kept with child care office,’ said Deepak Kumar, Superintendent of
Police for Jajpur District while saying that the claim made by Rakhi in
justification of the sell of her child was not completely true.
Incident of child selling is not new to
Odisha. There were incidents in the poverty stricken KBK districts where
starving poor parents being unable to feed themselves and the child had
sold their offspring under compulsion to make the child survive somehow.
But here, this is not the case.
Now the question is how a mother,
sacrificing all emotional bondage, could sell her own child to fulfil
such material desires? Was it the result of growing consumerism in
India? Or, it’s a victory of the love for materialistic luxury over
emotional bondage and relationship between the mother and her child?