Gujarat doctor arrested for performing illegal abortion on 15-year old; Dumping fetus on road
Ahmedabad: A 59-year-old Ahmedabad based doctor has been arrested by the Ahmedabad police for performing an abortion on a 15-year-old teenager and later dumping the fetus at a garbage site in the city on his way back to his clinic.
According to the police, the doctor will be granted bail soon. A 19-year-old youth has also been arrested and charged under the POSCO Act for allegedly impregnating the minor girl.
The incident came to light after a passerby noticed the fetus lying near Aavkar Hall in Maninagar locality on the morning of 7th July. The police were immediately informed and they lodged a complaint against an unidentified person under section 318 of the IPC for hiding childbirth by disposing of the body in secrecy.
After arresting the doctor, the police made a search for the minor girl involved in the case and traced her. Inquiring the girl, police got the information about a 19-year-old youth who allegedly impregnated her. Police have also taken action against the young man and have booked him under the 'Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act' of IPC.