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Indian woman accused of selling baby for $130

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  • Woman allegedly sold child to an auto rickshaw driver
  • She said she wanted to get rid of the child so she could marry someone else
  • Both the woman and rickshaw driver could face 10 years in prison if convicted
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NEW DELHI, Indian (CNN) -- A 20-year-old poverty-stricken woman has been charged for selling her newborn baby boy, police in southern India said Tuesday.

The woman allegedly sold her child for 6,500 rupees (about $130) to an auto rickshaw driver because she wanted to marry someone else after the child's father abandoned her, according to police.

Prakash Jadhav of Khammam district police in Andhra Pradesh state, told CNN that the child's buyer had also been charged.

If convicted, both the woman and the driver face up to 10 years in prison, Jadhav said.

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