In a harrowing turn of events, a distressed man in Uttar Pradesh, Rajkumar, found himself offering his own son for sale in a bid to settle a debt incurred to purchase property. The debt burden became unbearable, as Rajkumar had borrowed money from a deceitful loan shark. To secure the loan, he had entrusted his property documents to the bank, only to be left empty-handed and without any funds.
To make matters worse, the unscrupulous lender also seized Rajkumar’s e-rickshaw, which served as his family’s sole source of livelihood. Left with no other recourse, Rajkumar resorted to a drastic step, displaying a placard at a city’s bus stand that read, “My son is for sale; I want to sell my son.”
His plea was heart-wrenching, as he explained that the proceeds from his son’s sale, estimated at ₹6 to 8 lakh, would be used to educate his daughter, arrange her marriage, and provide for his family. Despite his efforts, Rajkumar’s visit to a police station yielded no assistance, leaving him in a dire situation.