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J&K doc in jail after abortion kills woman

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, February 25, 2013
First Published: 00:16 IST(25/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:17 IST(25/2/2013)

A local court in Kashmir has sentenced a doctor to varying degrees of rigorous punishment over the death of a woman during illegal termination of her pregnancy in 2003.


Probe revealed the 25-year-old unmarried victim, in an advanced (sixth month) stage of her pregnancy, was dumped outside a hospital following an illegal abortion attempt by Dr Ghulam Nabi Bhat.

In total five persons were held responsible including Dr Bhat, his brother and assistant in the clinic, the woman’s alleged lover Md Altaf Hajam, his accomplice Reyaz Ahmad Dar and midwife Safia.

Bhat, victim’s boyfriend and his accomplice have been awarded 10 years RI along with fine up to Rs.50,000.

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