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K’taka abortion racket: Probe reveals 3,000 female foetuses aborted

K’taka abortion racket: Probe reveals 3,000 female foetuses aborted

Bengaluru: The investigation into the foeticide scam that recently came to light in Bengaluru has led to shocking revelations as the accused told the police that they had aborted 3,000 female foetuses so far.

Police busted the sex-determination and female foeticide racket last month with the arrest of two accused, Shivalinge Gowda and Nayan Kumar, in the district headquarters town of Mandya, near Mysuru, when they were taking a pregnant woman for abortion in a car, reports India Today.

The vehicle’s driver did not stop and had to be chased by the police before being caught.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayanand told reporters on Tuesday that the investigations have shown that the accused had carried out 3,000 abortions so far and in the last three months itself, 242 female foetuses were killed.

The accused had set a target of 1,000 abortions per year to make money as they charged anywhere between Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per termination of pregnancy.

During interrogation, the accused spilled the beans about the abortion racket. The police have arrested nine people till now, including two doctors and three lab technicians for their involvement in the nefarious activity.

Two of the arrested were also found to be involved in a kidnapping case, Commissioner Dayanand stated.

Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara has stated that the investigation into the case will be completed soon and everything will come out in the open.

The probe also revealed that abortions were conducted at a jaggery production unit in Mandya district where the accused had set up a lab and related facilities, which did not have valid authorisation or other official documents.

Mandya Assistant Commissioner Shivamurthy stated that the jaggery production unit had been seized as per the orders of the District Commissioner.

Further investigation is underway to nab other suspects who have been attached to the racket, the police said.

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