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Two arrested for conducting prenatal sex-determination test in Haryana

A joint team of Haryana Health and Women and Child Development departments has arrested two persons for allegedly conducting illegal prenatal sex-determination tests in Yamunanagar district.



Chandigarh: A joint team of Haryana Health and Women and Child Development departments has arrested two persons for allegedly conducting illegal prenatal sex-determination tests in Yamunanagar district.

The accused have been identified as Dharampal and his associate Raju, a spokesman of Health Department said today.

The team had sent a pregnant woman as a decoy customer to the agent for sex determination. The woman paid marked Rs 25,000 for the test, which were recovered from Dharampal, Haryana government said in a release.

Dharampal claimed that he usually got the sex-determination test conducted from a private Ultrasound Centre at Jagadhari. For this, he would charge Rs 25,000 and the test report would be conveyed through telephone calls, the spokesman said.

In case of a girl child, facility of abortion would also be provided, he had said.

A case under various sections of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and IPC has been registered against the accused. 

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