Foetuses case: Doctor arrested in Ahmedabad
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 00:27
  
Ahmedabad: A gynaecologist was arrested in connection with recovery of 14 foetuses from a garbage bin in the city, police said.

Dr Jayanti Patel has been booked on the charge of unhygienic disposal of bio-medical waste and was being questioned further, police said.

He had said that while he was cleaning the clinic some jars containing the specimen foetuses yesterday were damaged accidentally, they said.

"Post-mortem of the foetuses showed that they were specimens, as are often kept in medical colleges and clinics," Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajaykumar Chaudhary said.

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation officials said Patel had dumped the specimen foetuses after closing his clinic three weeks ago. The foetuses were found by local residents yesterday from a nearby garbage bin.

The gender of the foetuses has not been released but police said they had not ruled out that the case was due to illegal sex-selective abortion.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 00:27


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