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Doctor Arrested for Conducting Sex Determination Tests

Gurugram: The police said on Monday that a doctor couple has been apprehended alongside their 2 accomplices during a raid at a private clinic in Gurugram’s Sector 22 on the charges of illegal sex determination of the foetus.

A group of the district health department directed by Anil Gupta, PNDT nodal official cum-medical official led the raid in ‘Mantra Care and Diagnostic center’ on Sunday.

During the raid, the group recovered Rs 50,000.

Two doctors and their accomplices, Hariram and Pinky, had taken Rs 50,000 from a decoy pregnant lady for the sex determination of the foetus.

Following particular info, the health department group sent the decoy pregnant lady as a customer to the alleged private clinic where she met Hariram and Pinky who took Rs 50,000 from her and shared the telephone number of Dr. Sumit Singal. She followed to the instruction and her ultrasound was conducted by Dr. Aparna Singal at the center. The decoy patient was educated about the sex of the foetus

The nodal official stated: “Afterwards the decoy woman informed the group that she has been asked to visit the diagnostic center in Sector 22 on Sunday. She followed the instructions given by the group and her ultrasound was conducted by Dr Aparna Singal at the center.”

The decoy, therefore, educated the group and from that point, the group raided the center and recovered the cash from the culprits.

A police spokesperson said that a case was registered against the doctor couple and two others under the relevant sections of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act at Palam Vihar police station.

This is the seventh raid in a time frame of five months directed by the health department.

With the decades-old preference being given to male children in the customarily patriarchal Indian culture, the birth of a female child isn’t much of a reason for celebration in many parts of India.

Studies have indicated that female infanticide has been an ongoing practice in many parts of the nation, particularly the north.