India: Gynaecologist attacked in Pune for refusing to perform illegal abortion

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Gynaecologist attacked in Pune for refusing to perform illegal abortion
Shoumojit Banerjee
Pune, September 10, 2017

In yet another incident of violence against the medical fraternity, a city-based gynaecologist was assaulted by a gang after he reportedly refused to perform an illegal abortion.

The incident occurred late Saturday night in Pune’s Sangvi area after Dr. Amol Bidkar, a gynaecologist-pregnancy doctor with the Sakhi Maternity Centre, was attacked with a long-bladed weapon (‘koyta’) after he refused to terminate the foetus of a young woman in the fifth month of her pregnancy.

Continued at source: The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gynaecologist-attacked-in-pune-for-refusing-to-perform-illegal-abortion/article19655325.ece