Maha: Doctor arrested for conducting illegal abortions

A local doctor was arrested for allegedly carrying out three illegal abortions, police said.

Updated: Jun 03, 2012, 20:33 PM IST

Beed: A local doctor was arrested for allegedly carrying out three illegal abortions, police said on Sunday.

Dr Shivaji Sanap, who runs a private maternity clinic on Jalna Road in the city, has been booked under various sections of IPC, Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act and Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, for abortions performed beyond five months of pregnancy.

Two female foetuses were found dumped in the dry basin of Bindusara river in the city yesterday, Superintendent of Police Dattatray Mandlik told reporters today.

He added that the abortions in these two cases had been carried out at Dr Sanap`s clinic. While one was an unmarried girl from Pune, the other was a married woman from Georai tehsil of Beed district.

According to the post-mortem report of the two female foetuses, one foetus was of eight month and six days and the other was of five months and eight days, Mandlik said.
While the unmarried girl and the woman had not been not arrested as they were being treated at a hospital, Mandlik said that the latter`s husband Ravindra Harale and her father Pratap Nanasaheb Patekar had been arrested.

Yesterday, police also held two women- Mangal Masu Dhighe (29) and Manisha Vilas Javle (28), who worked at Dr Sanap`s hospital for allegedly dumping two foetuses in the river, police said.

In addition to these two illegal abortion cases, investigation revealed another case, in which a six-month foetus of a 17-year-old unmarried girl was aborted at the same hospital, police said.

A case has been registered against the unmarried girl, her father Abhiman Jaybhay, mother Sunita and Dr Sanap, police inspector Sanjay Lohkare said.
The aborted female foetus in this case was taken to Kakad-Hira village of Patoda tehsil in the district by the parents of the girl and police recovered the foetus, which was covered in a cloth, from their house.