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Doctor who illegally aborted foetus granted bail

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 20, 2018, 1:02 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 1:02 am IST

The court, while granting bail, considered the charge-sheet that had already been filed, with the doctor in judicial custody since more than a year.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has granted bail to a Sangli-based doctor, who illegally terminated the pregnancy of a woman and is also responsible for the death of the said woman. However, the court put up a condition that pending the trial, the doctor could not practice or diagnose anyone.

The court, while granting bail, considered the charge-sheet that had already been filed, with the doctor in judicial custody since more than a year.

 

A single bench of Justice Sadhana Jadhav was hearing the bail application filed by Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure, who was arrested by Miraj police station, Sangli, on March 7, 2017.

According to the police, one Sunil Jadhav registered a FIR on March 3, 2017, saying that his daughter Swati Jamdade, who was pregnant, had been taken to the hospital where the scan report showed that the growth of her child was fair enough.

Mr Jadhav said that his son-in-law had specifically told his daughter and him that he did not wish to have a third daughter and that he wanted a son instead.

On February 26, Swati informed her father that she was going for a pre-natal diagnostic despite her parents having forbidden her from doing so.

 

They went to Dr Khidrapure’s clinic and while terminating her 18-month-old foetus, she succumbed to injuries.

Accordingly, the police arrested Dr Khidrapure. Dr Khidrapure’s lawyer told the court that Dr Khidrapure was willing to abstain from the medical profession till conclusion of the trial. The court, while allowing the bail, put conditions that the applicant would not leave Sangli district till conclusion of the trial.

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