Story of an Indian teen works hard to pay $89 bail

He worked hard for his mommy.

A teenager in India has labored day and night in a garment factory to earn the $89 needed to bail his mom out of jail.

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Kanhaiya Kumari,19, was born behind bars in the Nari Niketan prison in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His mom, Vijaya Kumari, was granted bail in 1994. But thanks in part to India’s notoriously slow-churning court system, she spent nearly 20 years languishing in jail.

Vijaya was was five months pregnant with her son when she was locked up. She was sentenced to life in prison in connection to a murder in India’s Aligarh district, according to CNN.

She denies the charges and says she was never told that she was granted bail. Her husband refused to put up the Rs 5,000 ($89) she needed to get out.

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