Homoeopath held for cheating

Updated on Aug 31, 2012 12:55 AM IST

A homoeopathic doctor in Kalyan was arrested by the Thane police on Thursday for allegedly cheating couples by offering sex-selection treatments. Kiran Sonawane reports.

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Hindustan Times | ByKiran Sonawane, Mumbai

A homoeopathic doctor in Kalyan was arrested by the Thane police on Thursday for allegedly cheating couples by offering sex-selection treatments.

In a sting operation, Abdulla Babu Sheik was found telling his customers that his treatments allowed women to conceive only boys and could even turn a baby from a girl to a boy.

The sting operation was conducted by a social organisation which had, in the past, received several complaints about the doctor from couples.

According to Sunil Patil, the investigating officer, the accused, who has a dispensary on the second floor of the Mahalaxmi hotel in Kalyan, would charge Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 for his treatment.

During inquiry, the Kalyan police found out that he has a degree from North India but is not registered with the Homoeopathic Council of Maharashtra.

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