In a major breakthrough, the Mysuru district police have busted a child trafficking racket and arrested six people, including a doctor on Thursday.
Police revealed that in the last three months, the gang has sold nearly 18 children in Nanjangud after kidnapping them. The victims of the racket were usually children begging on the streets. The kingpin suspect in the incident is Dr Usha, a doctor rendering service at a private hospital in Mandi Mohalla, Mysuru. The district police took the case seriously after a missing case was registered of a child who was begging at Srikanteshwara temple in Nanjangud.
According to police, the children were sold to rich people and to those from foreign countries for a huge amount of money and said that the gang targeted the beggars and poor people and were successful in convincing them to sell their children for money.
Sources have said that the police have gathered a few clues and are further interrogating to find out the whereabouts of the kidnapped children.
Amid the speculations of the involvement of a few police personnel in the case, the special team of police are currently investigating the case in Nanjangud.