Fake doctor, clinic owner held for illegal abortions


Gayas Eapen    27 June 2018

GURUGRAM: A clinic owner and an associate quack were apprehended on Tuesday in Naurangpur village for allegedly carrying out illegal termination of pregnancies.

A team consisting of deputy civil surgeon Sarayu Sharma, drug control officer Amandeep Sharma, secretary of Red Cross Shyam Sunder, decoy patients and cops from the crime branch carried out a raid at the clinic. A female constable on the 12th week of pregnancy was sent as a decoy to Shree Shyam Clinic, along with a shadow witness.

Clinic owner Devender and quack doctor Satish, both unregistered medical practitioners, were apprehended in the raid. Four medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) kits were also recovered from Devender’s car which was parked outside the clinic.

“They were carrying out medical termination of pregnancies without prior permission. It is also suspected that they were involved in illegal sex determination,” said a member of the team.

Sarayu Sharma said, “The quack doctor demanded Rs 25,000 to terminate the decoy’s pregnancy. He also told her that she would have to stay overnight at the clinic as the pregnancy was in an advanced stage and the process would be completed by the morning.”

The team also found instruments with blood on them and suspected that a MTP was recently carried out in the clinic. “We have sent the samples to the forensic science laboratory and it will be ascertained if a MTP was carried out here,” Sharma added. The team officials, who sealed the clinic, have lodged a complaint at the Kherki Dhaula police station. Dinesh Kumar, SHO of the police station, said that an FIR was in the process of being filed as the formalities of sealing and documentation were being completed.

According to Sharma, the operation was carried out with the utmost secrecy.

“It is difficult to get information in these cases and we will carry out such drives when we come across information,” she added.

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