Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - May 22, 2012, 12:58 PM IST
Mumbai: At a time when the Maharashtra goverment is seeking support of Bollywood star Aamir Khan (whose TV show Satyamev Jayate on female foeticide has created a storm) to save the girl child and campaign against female foeticide, a shocking revelation of a monster doctor from the state has come to the fore.
According to a report published in an English daily, a doctor used to feed the foetuses to the dogs in order to destroy the evidence, a state health department probe report stated.
Notably, the doctor, Sundam Munde from Beed was arrested and booked under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act last week. What is more shocking is the fact that Munde's wife was also his partner in the crime.
The Munde couple had four pet dogs and after the abortion they used to feed the foetuses to the pets after performing abortions, report said.
The unethical practices of Munde came to the light after a six-month pregnant woman, Vijaymala Patekar died during the abortion procedure in his clinic in the Parli Tehsil on May 18.
Two years ago, health department officials had sealed Munde's sonography machine and cancelled his operating license after Munde and his wife were caught in a sting operation conducted by Lekh Ladki Abhiyan, an NGO working against female foeticide.
This time again, strong evidences have been found against the doctor following which the Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has ordered for a probe by Crime Branch.
Notably, after Aamir Khan raised the issue of female foeticide in his TV debut Satyamev Jayate, state Health Minister Suresh Shetty, highlighting the steps taken by the government wrote to actor seeking his support for saving girl child.
Female foeticide was the first issue taken up by Aamir on Satyamev Jayate, in which he highlighted how unethical medical practitioners are hand in glove with families wanting to kill the female unborn baby.
As per the 2011 census, Beed has the worst child sex ratio in Maharashtra. Recently, the state has seen landmark convictions for advertisement, improper maintenance of records and revealing sex of the foetus to decoy clients.
Maharashtra was the first state where bail of four doctors was rejected during judicial proceedings, he said, adding that so far, 317 cases have been registered against sonography centres.