Doc held for hiding minor rape victim`s delivery

Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:14

Jalandhar: Police on Friday arrested a gynaecologist, who assisted the delivery of a minor rape victim, who abandoned her premature male baby in the hospital.
The doctor identified as Dr HK Bedi of Sharanjit
Hospital, had assisted the delivery of a seven month old
foetus and then kept the matter concealed on July 27, police
sources said.

Instead of informing the authorities, while knowing
the mother was a minor, she handed over the baby to a Jain
couple and sent the baby to the nursery of local Life Line
Hospital, police said.

The girl, a resident of village Boparai near Nakodar,
in her statement recorded before a magistrate under section
164 of CrPC had alleged that the hospital staff had told
her that the baby had died.

Sarabjit Singh, Superintendent of Police when contacted
said that a doctor, his wife, mother of the accused Sonu were
also wanted by the police and search was on for them.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:14

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