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Moradabad woman suffered miscarriage: lab report

Moradabad woman suffered miscarriage: lab report

A protest in Bangalaru against a law against “Love Jihad” image credit: PTI

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh): The pregnant woman, who was forcibly separated from her Muslim husband on charges of Love jihad, suffered miscarriage, says a lab report.

The 22-year-old woman from Moradabad was sent off to a shelter home after her husband and brother-in-law were arrested under the 'love jihad' law earlier this month.

She had suffered a miscarriage, according to the ultrasound examination conducted by a private lab.

Rashid, was at the registrar's office in Kanth when members of Bajrang Dal handed him over to the police.

Following a court order Saturday, Rashid and his brother were released having found no evidence to support the woman was forcibly converted.

Rashid had met the 22-year-old Pinky in Dehradun where he was working and she was studying, and married about five months ago.

At the shelter home, Pinky alleged she had suffered a miscarriage from medical negligence. She also said she was tortured at the Nari Niketan.

The ultrasound report said Pinky had a miscarriage and found an infection in her uterus, requiring treatment to avoid further complications.

Pinky had alleged the staff at the protection home ignored her worsening condition and took her to a hospital, where an injection by a doctor caused her miscarriage. The charges were vehemently denied by the hospital.

Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of the Moradabad district hospital, Dr. Nirmala Pathak, said, "The reports provided by ultrasonologist Dr. R.P. Mishra clearly said the foetus was visible but the heartbeat was not there."

He further said "We were doubtful about the baby when the first ultrasound was performed. The heartbeat was not found. For the second test, we used a Doppler ultrasound but the heartbeat could not be found then either. For confirmation, I had asked for a transvaginal scan because sometimes there are chances that the baby survives."

Meanwhile, after spending 13 days in jail Rashid and his brother were released on Saturday. Pinky has also been allowed to return home to her in-laws' .

IANS report with edits

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