Police say that a couple complained to the CWC in Ranchi that a baby boy they received after payment had been taken back. They say the couple reportedly paid Indwar 120,000 Indian rupees ($1,760). They complained that Indwar took their money in exchange for a child, and that she later took the child back from them for some "formalities", without returning the money.
Indwar has admitted that she sold children.
Sister Concelia described her experience in a video.
"I came to know that a baby, delivered in May, was missing when the Child Welfare Committee came to check," she said in a video. "We found out that the baby had been sold off by a staffer."
Sister Concelia has recounted her conversation with Indwar. "When I initially asked the staffer about the baby, she did not want to tell me anything. It was only when I kept pressing for details that they told me the baby had been sold," she said.
A small portion of the money had been given to the guard, while nine times that amount was given to "a sister."
Sister Concelia said that Indwar told her she did not take any money.
The nun said she informed authorities about the matter and said the baby should be brought back.
A police source said that Indwar provided to police a handwritten note from Sister Concelia asking Indwar to take the blame on herself, Matters India reports.
Sister Concelia's defenders, including the bishops of India, are asking whether she was an accomplice, or the victim of a coerced confession.
"Nobody was allowed to meet Sister Konsalia in custody," Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi, said. "Her advocate could meet her on Wednesday, eight days after her arrest, only after we approached the court," he said July 12, according to the Hindustan Times. "During the 10 minutes interaction that the advocate could have with her, she said she was forced by the police to give her statement."
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Bishop Mascarenhas had objected that the nun was being treated as a criminal. He said she is diabetic with varicose veins, and wasn't aware of her statement.
He also condemned the sale. "It shouldn't have happened. But, accusing the entire congregation of Mother Teresa is wrong."
India's Ministry of Women and Child Development has instructed states to inspect all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity.
A spokesperson for the Missionaries of Charity has said the order stopped dealing with child adoption in India in 2015, and did not take money for adoptions when it did assist in them. The order is conducting their own investigation about the case.
Members of opposition parties have accused India's ruling party, the Hindu-nationalist group the Bharatiya Janata Party, of harassing and persecuting the missionaries on the basis of unbelievable allegations.
The Jharkhand police have also called for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into foreign funds received by Missionaries of Charity institutions. R.K. Mallick, the senior police officer, told NDTV that the recommendation was motivated by irregularities investigators detected.