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Two govt doctors get suspension for female foeticide in Chittorgarh

Written by: Staff

Bhilwara, Apr 8 (UNI) Two government doctors in Chittorgarh district have been suspended for allegedly asking for a bribe for aborting a six-month old foetus.

Dr Nidhi Malhotra and Dr Santosh Rathi, working with a government hospital in Chittorgarh, reportedly asked for the bribe of Rs 2,000.

A TV news channel revealed this during a sting operation. The reporter brought a sonography report of a pregnant lady who had a pregnancy of six months and wanted to abort her foetus in January end. The doctors reportedly asked for the bribe then, alleged the channel.

The issue was raised in the Vidhan Sabha yesterday which prompted the Dr Digamber Singh, state Health Minister, to suspend both the doctors.

Acting district collector Rajendra Singh Shekhawat has asked the hospital incharge, Dr Mahesh Snadhyaya, to submit him a detailed investigative report.

However, both the doctors have denied the charges.


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