Vizag: Two doctors including Managing Director arrested in alleged child trafficking case
Vizag: Two doctors including the managing director of Universal Srusti Hospital have recently been arrested by the City Police among six people, in alleged connection with a child trafficking case in Vizag.
However, the racket was busted soon after the Anganwadi teacher who knew about the pregnancy of the woman later questioned her about the baby. Suspicion grew after the woman gave different versions of her pregnancy and child. Noting the same, the teacher alerted the officials of ICDS and child helpline.
As per the police commissioner, the doctor's associate brought the baby from Kolkata and handed over to the childline in March while the childline personnel are probing the matter. The baby boy has been under safe custody of Sishu Griha in Vizag city.
The city police chief informed UNI that based on the complaint from the mother of the baby boy, they have registered a case and the investigations were done revealing that the doctor had been running a hospital in the name of the Srushti Test Tube Baby Center, whose name was later changed as Universal Srushti Fertility and Research Centre in 2018 after involving in two criminal cases. The doctor had allegedly opened branches in Hyderabad. Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, and Kolkata. The medical practitioner used to conduct free medical camps with her team in rural areas of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to identify the destitute women, unwanted pregnant women through the local legends, and Asha Worker.
The news agency further reports that in the guise of liberating women with unwanted pregnancy free of cost if they donate their newborn babies, the accused doctor, used to allegedly allure her victims. The doctor also used to target egg donors and pregnant women having unwanted pregnancies to produce babies for trafficking. After procuring the babies, the accused doctor used to sell them to rich families via her agents. She also generated the particulates of those babies by impersonating the parents and forward to the GVMC authorities for obtaining a fake birth certificate.
As per UNI, RK Meena, while commenting on the case stated, "We are investigating the case in multiple angles to establish the number of babies sold by the doctor. We have arrested the doctor in Karnataka and will arrest the Kolkata based couple who purchased the boy."