Poverty Does Crazy Things to People.

A mother in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has been arrested for allegedly selling her daughter for 650,000 rupees ($12,000).

The mother said she sold the girl to raise money to repay a fine of 450,000 rupees ($8,383) imposed on her by the village council, police said.

Police say the girl was sold a month ago, but the crime came to light when she tried to run away from the couple.

Read the Full Story at the BBC: India mother arrested for ‘selling 11-year-old daughter for $12,000’

It is stories like this, that remind me of why I became a social worker in the first place.

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