"We have decide that passports to adopted children will be issued only with prior clearance by Ministry of Child Development in all cases", the Minister said.

Sushma Swaraj seeks investigation in Sherin Mathews adoption
news Sherin Mathews Friday, October 27, 2017 - 19:23

Days after the dead body of Sherin Mathews, the 3 year old Indian girl who went missing in Texas, was recovered- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has intervened, The minister has sought an investigation into the procedure followed while the child was adopted by NRI parents.

In a series of tweets on Friday Sushma said that she has requested Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to investigate the adoption procedure followed while giving away baby Saraswati (Sherin's real name) in July last year.

"I have also asked Shri Anupam Ray @cgihou  to ensure that the murder of Baby Saraswati @ Sherin Mathews is taken to a logical conclusion," she said.

Sherin's adoptee father Wesley Mathews has been arrested and charged for causing injury to the child, after he confessed that Sherin choked on her milk. In his latest statement, the man who hails from Kerala, told the police that he removed her body from her house.

Although Wesley is currently charged for felony injury to the child and the US police has not slapped murder charges on him, Sushma Swaraj went on to say that Sherin was killed by her foster father.

After the case, the government has modified rules in issuing passport to adopted children. "We have decide that passports to adopted children will be issued only with prior clearance by Ministry of Child Development in all cases", the Minister said. 

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