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Krishna, Andhra Pradesh: A man allegedly attempted to sell his eight-day-old daughter after his wife gave birth to twin girls earlier in October.

Rajesh, a native of Chinna Avutapalli village of Krishna district, allegedly attempted to sell one of his newborn daughters from the hospital where his wife was recovering post-delivery.

According to his father-in-law Sobhanadri, Rajesh also thrashed him for opposing the proposal.

“My son in law was saying that he cannot raise two girls, and negotiated to sell of one of the babies. As I opposed, he tried to beat me. However the hospital security personnel saved me from him. My daughter already has a son,” he said.

Sobhanadri also said that he doesn’t have any knowledge of the people to whom his son-in-law was attempting to sell the child, however he will lodge a police case if he finds anyone involved.

Rajesh’s wife Rajita was admitted to hospital ten days ago and delivered twin girls on October 10.

After he allegedly attempted to sell the child on Thursday, a clash ensued between him and his father-in-law, causing onlookers to call police.

According to police, Rajesh was trying to give one child up for adoption. However, after counselling, he has agreed to raise both children.