Nanny caught renting out baby to beggars
A nanny in India let strangers look after the baby -- by renting out the infant to a street beggar gang for a few dollars a day. Find out what precautions to take when choosing a childcarer.
Do you really know the background of the person who is caring for your child? An incident in India should make parents more cautious when hiring nannies for their kids.
A nanny in India was caught renting out the baby she was caring for to a beggar gang. It was reported that as soon as the baby’s mother left home for work, the nanny dressed the baby in rags and handed it to beggars and they used the baby as a prop to earn the sympathy of motorists. What’s worse is that the child was drugged so that he would appear more convincing!
Nanny took time off
It is interesting to note that while the baby “worked” in the streets, the nanny caught up on soaps on television while eating the family’s food supply. The nanny’s “side business” was only discovered when the baby’s mother came home from work early one day and saw the nanny comfortably sitting on the sofa without the baby. The nanny revealed that she let the beggar gang “borrow” the baby for 100 rupees (about S$3) per day.
Who would’ve have thought that nannies could actually do something like this? The worst thing that I’ve ever seen a nanny do was to let a child eat something that already fell to the floor and thought that was terrible. But renting out kids to beggars, that just takes the cake, doesn’t it?
Precautions to take when choosing a childminder
When entrusting your child to the care of a babysitter it is very important that you take the time to choose the right one for you. A dependable babysitter can be a valuable asset and a great friend to busy parents.
It’s essential to ask for references and check them thoroughly. Always trust your gut feeling if the babysitter gives you an uneasy feeling
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