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No trace of plaint on pre-natal sex test

punjab Updated: May 17, 2012 17:27 IST
Sachin Sharma
Sachin Sharma
Hindustan Times
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More than two months after a woman had accused two scanning centres of indulging in sex determination, the affidavits she had submitted with her complaint have gone missing.

The complaint was submitted to the civil surgeons' office, which seems to have misplaced them. Since the records are not available, there has been no further progress in the case and no investigations are in progress. However, cash receipts of the ultrasound tests done by the two centres have been seized.

Civil surgeon Dr Avtar Chand said, "Since I took charge as the civil surgeon in April, I have been unable to find the affidavit in the official records. Thus, there has been no inquiry."

The woman had alleged that Apex hospital and VS scanning centre performed sex determination tests on her in April. She had earlier accused her in-laws of forcing her to undergo sex determination.

In the preliminary enquiry, health officials had found no records in either hospital. Both hospitals have denied the allegations, claiming it to be a conspiracy to defame them.