Hyderabad city police: Accused was not qualified to terminate pregnancy

The Hyderabad city police commissioner on Tuesday told the High Court that the prime accused (A1) woman Sarwar Unnisa involved in the female foeticide incident that took place in Gayatri Nursing Home,

Published: 18th April 2018 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2018 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad city police commissioner on Tuesday told the High Court that the prime accused (A1) woman Sarwar Unnisa involved in the female foeticide incident that took place in Gayatri Nursing Home, had studied upto class VII and discontinued due to financial problems and in the year 2010 had joined in Gayatri nursing home as an ayah. Subsequently, she was promoted as supervisor with a monthly salary of Rs 10,000. On the instructions of A2 Dr Rachana Singh Thakur, hospital director and a government employee working in RTC hospital as MD pathologist, and her husband A3 Dr Kiran Kumar Chowhan, MD in acupuncture and looking after the administrative matters, she was attending termination of pregnancy cases in the home.

In this regard, the police commissioner has filed a report before the division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K Vijaya Lakshmi dealing with a PIL filed by R Sandeep Yadav, resident of the city, seeking stringent action against the said nursing home and to take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents which were taking place in violation of PCPNDT Act. (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994).

The petitioner placed before the court the video clipping pertaining to the incident where the accused was taking life out of the foetus. On earlier occasion, the bench while expressing displeasure at the failure of the police in arresting the real culprits behind the incidents of female foeticide at Gayatri nursing home situated at Singareni colony in Saidabad area of the city, directed the police commissioner to entrust the case investigation to a responsible senior office and submit an action taken report before the court.

Pursuant to the court direction, the commissioner placed the report on Tuesday. The commissioner, in his report, stated that the accused Sarwar Unnisa was not qualified to do medical termination of pregnancy, and on the advice of A2 and A3 only she conducted the above act. In fact, the nursing home was not equipped to conduct prenatal diagnostic tests.

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