Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand is under fire because one of their employees sold a 14-day-old baby. Two other women have been detained and are in question.
Police took action after the state’s Child Welfare Committee (CWC) registered a complaint.
“We have found out that some other babies have also been illegally sold from the centre,” a police official told BBC. “We have obtained the names of the mothers of these babies and are further investigating.”
Police also recovered 140,000 rupees ($2,150; £1,625) from the centre, which is located in Jharkhand’s capital, Ranchi.
Nobel-laureate Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. The sisterhood has over 3,000 nuns worldwide, and is suppose to aid unmarried pregnant women.