Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan announced a Rs5 lakh award to anyone offering information on the two female foetuses, which were found near Barshi naka in Beed, on Saturday morning.
Chavan, who has taken a serious note of this incident, suspecting foul play, has also asked the civil hospital doctors to take fingerprints of the foetuses along with a DNA investigation so that the parents can be traced.
Preliminary reports that have come to the public health department from the civil surgeon at Beed revealed that one foetus was eight months and other six months, mostly indicating drug induced delivery (abortion).
Chavan has dispatched a team comprising the special director general of police, divisional commissioner, Aurangabad and family welfare commissioner, Beed to investigate this case and send a report at the earliest. He said that those found guilty, shall be punished strictly.
Beed has been in news recently for the shocking cases of female foeticide practiced by Dr Sudam Munde. His practice came to light after one of his patients, a six month old pregnant woman died during the illegal abortion. This district in Marathwada had the state’s worse child sex ratio at 801 females to every 1,000 males (as per 2011 census). Maharashtra’s child sex ratio that also falls behind national average is at 883 females to 1000 males.