Doctor slashes genitals of newborn to prove he was born girl
In a shocking case, a newborn boy lost his life after a quack allegedly severed the baby’s genitals to prove his ultrasound report true that the woman was pregnant with a girl, police said.
The incident took place at a hospital in Chatra district of Jharkhand.
According to the baby’s father Anil Panda, his wife was eight-month pregnant and was rushed to the nursing home on Tuesday night following labour pain.
Ahead of the delivery, Anuj Kumar, the owner of the clinic informed the family that the baby would be a girl following an ultrasound test, but the woman delivered a boy a few hours later.
Panda said he was shocked to see his wife and mother wailing despite the fact his wife had delivered a healthy boy. As he reached the clinic, he found that the newborn boy had died of bleeding after the doctor severed his genitals to prove the ultrasound report right.
A police team rushed to the hospital but the accused managed to escape, police said. However the clinic had been sealed by the police.
Police registered a case under relevant sections of Clinical Establishment Act and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act and launched a hunt to apprehend the two doctors, police said.