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Key accused in Falak case arrested.

New Delhi: In a cruel twist of irony, a woman made a female infant suffer so she could get her own daughters married!

The Delhi Police have finally nabbed the key accused Saroj in the baby Falak case. The incident of the battered baby had shocked the entire nation earlier this year.

According to the police, "Saroj is a resident of Rohtak in Haryana and had started exploiting young girls for grooms in Haryana and Rajasthan. She would charge the grooms families a hefty amount for this."

Saroj's main agenda behind selling brides was to make money for the marriages of her five daughters. She came in contact with two other women, Lakshmi and Kanta who were in the same business as her.

The women met Falak's mother Munni, who is originally from Bihar. They initially persuaded her into prostitution, but on her refusal, tricked her into a second marriage. (Munni's first husband had abandoned her after they had three children, including Falak).

Before her second marriage, the women had promised Munni that the man she would marry, would eventually look after her three children. Munni relented and leaving behind her three children, married Karpal Singh in Rajasthan.

The police official said, "Saroj had taken Rs 2.70 lakhs from Karpal Singh's family for Munni."

But after the marriage, the women broke the promise made to Munni. While her elder two children were sent to a relative in Bihar, Falak was handed from one adult to another, till she ended up with the teen, who brought her to AIIMS in a battered condition in January.

While Saroj's two accomplices had been arrested earlier, cops were on the lookout for Saroj, who was the mastermind. "It was only after extensive raids across several states that she was caught on Monday from Rohtak," the officer informed.

The battered baby saga had blown the lid on flesh trade and arrests were continuously being made.

Falak, was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre, for treatment on January 18. For two months she fought valiantly to survive. And just when it was time for her to get discharged from the hospital, she died of an "unexpected" heart attack on March 15.

The two-year-old, who had the nation praying for her recovery, left many eyes wet after the news broke of her death.

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