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Desperate Indian mother who gave away daughters

6 September 2012 Last updated at 18:23 BST

Three sisters in India rescued after their mother tried to sell them for the equivalent of $3 are now back with her, in a safe house.

Purnima Halder said she gave her daughters away because she was unable to feed them. Media reports in India suggested that she sold the girls for 185 rupees ($3; £2). The girls were later rescued by the authorities.

Andrew North reports from West Bengal.