Puttaraju would reportedly identify pregnant women who wanted to know the sex of the foetus, and would take them to Mandya for sex determination.
Patriarchy and gender bias continue to contribute to illegal abortions, in violation of the PCPNDT Act
Bengaluru: Families forcing pregnant women to undergo sex determination tests should also be punished, say experts
Recently, a sex determination and female foeticide racket was busted by police who alleged that 900 unauthorised abortions were performed in the state.
The police said the accused have been identified as Dr Tulsi Ram, Dr Chandan Ballal, Meena, Rizma, and Nissar, who operated the racket in a coordinated manner.
Four arrested, hunt on for doctor, associate
Sex ratio at birth is pegged at 966 girls for 1000 boys in the tribal-dominated district where a host of rural and urban pockets have emerged as areas of concern reporting live birth of female babies