Digital Desk, Wardha (Maharashtra). Police have unearthed a graveyard of illegally aborted fetuses in the premises of a private maternity hospital in Arvi town of Wardha district of Maharashtra, indicating a large racket of covert and illegal abortions. The brutal revelation came during an investigation into the illegal abortion of a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant after an alleged affair with a 17-year-old boy who lived nearby.
During investigation, the police reached the premises of this private Kadam Hospital and found a dozen skulls and more than four dozen bones of illegally aborted fetuses in a biogas plant there. Some shovels and other evidence thrown there have also been recovered which have been collected and sent for forensic analysis.
According to Assistant Police Inspector Vandana Sonune and Police Sub-Inspector Jyotsna of the team of women investigating officers, Arvi police had received an anonymous information in this case on January 4. I traced the minor girl and got all the information from her parents who were threatened by the boy’s family to keep quiet.
Assistant Police Inspector Sonune told IANS that we spoke to him and gave full assurance that he would be given full security. They finally agreed to file a First Information Report on January 9, five days after the illegal abortion of the girl. Based on this complaint, a police team raided Kadam Hospital and its director, Dr. Rekha Neeraj, 43. Kadam and 38-year-old nurse Sangeet Kale, who had helped in this work, and recovered Rs 30,000.
The police also nabbed the boy’s parents – 42-year-old Krishna Sahe and his 40-year-old wife Nallu, who had threatened the minor girl with dire consequences for forcing an abortion and talking to her family about it. When the four accused were interrogated by the police on remand for two days this week, they told them everything and then took them to the biogas plant and its surroundings where this illegal graveyard of buried embryos was discovered.
API Sonune said, this is very serious. We suspect that it may have major consequences. Dr. Ganesh Rakh, a well-known gynecologist from Pune, who spearheaded the Save Beti campaign here in 2012, strongly condemned the incident and said there should be a thorough investigation as this step There could be a female feticide racket being run in the hospital.
Shiv Sena leader Kishor Tiwari said: The Maha Vikas Aghadi government should take strong cognizance of this. I request Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil and Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey to constitute a special investigation team and get to the root of these suspicious activities.
A local doctor, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was secret information about supposedly obscure activities such as illegal abortion, restricted sex-determination tests and even female feticide, but no one has complained about it or Dr. Suhas Pingle, President, Indian Medical Association Maharashtra said: IMA believes in quality, safety and ethics in the medical profession and practice. In this case, let the law take its course.
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