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

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

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