KADAPA: In a shocking incident, a man sold his six-year-old daughter in an open auction in Kadapa district on Wednesday in his desperation to buy liquor.
Krishnaiah, 40, a daily wage labourer, of Lakkireddypalle in Rayachoti constituency sold his daughter to one Mohd Basha for Rs 1,000 in Ramapuram. With the news spreading like wild fire, police entered the scene and rescued the girl.
It all started when Krishnaiah, a drunkard, went to a liquor shop in the morning but the shop owner denied him liquor since he has incurred a heavy debt. In dire need, the man took his daughter to nearby Ramapuram and put her up for sale. The bid started at Rs 300.
Finally, Bhasha paid Rs 1,000 and took the girl along with him. But the cops got wind of the shocking news and caught hold of Krishnaiah. They beat him up. Fearing that the police would arrest him, Bhasha left the girl on the street and fled from the spot.
Meanwhile, the police took Krishnaiah into custody. A case was registered.