Female foeticide: Doctor nabbed in sting operation

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 20:49

Beed: A government medical officer was caught red-handed while allegedly conducting abortion at his private hospital in Kaij tehsil of Beed district during a sting operation conducted by health officials and police on Sunday.

The doctor was arrested, police said.

Kaij sub-district hospital medical superintendent Dr Ashok Thorat told PTI that a woman came in Kaij sub-district hospital, who wanted an abortion of her over four-month old female foetus.

Thorat said he told the woman to go to a hospital in Ambajogai for termination of pregnancy, but she said that she will go to the Akshata hospital, run by Kaij sub-district hospital`s medical officer Dr Chandrakant Lamture in Shikshak colony area of Kaij, for the abortion.

The medical superintendent then sent a team of health and police officials after the woman to keep a watch on her movements and conduct a sting operation.

Lamture, who was not authorised to conduct medical termination of pregnancy, was caught red-handed, Thorat said.

Kaij police sub-inspector Haribhau Rathod said after the sting operation they seized some equipment from Lamture`s hospital, used for abortion.

The foetus was seized from the hospital and sent for autopsy, Rathod said.
A case has been registered against the doctor under sections 312 (causing miscarriage), 316 (causing death of unborn child), 317 and 511 of IPC and under sections 3, 4 and 5 of Medical Termination of Pregnancies (MTP) Act, he said.

The woman, who already has a son and a daughter, has been admitted to Kaij sub-district hospital, police added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 20:49

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