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Thursday, 20 August 2020

Gender test racket busted, tout held

Jhajjar, August 19

A team of the district health authorities on Wednesday unearthed an inter-state sex determination racket with the arrest of a tout. Two staff nurses among eight persons have been booked in this connection.

"On a tip-off, a decoy customer was sent to a local polyclinic. There, a nurse cracked a deal for Rs 70,000. As per the plan, a tout identified as Sumit of Wazirpur village met the decoy customer in Jhajjar on Tuesday and received Rs 70,000 from her," said Dr Achal Tripathi, nodal officer, PNDT.

Subsequently, the tout and the decoy customer proceeded towards Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in a taxi. In the meantime, Sumit called up another staff nurse posted at the Civil Hospital, Jhajjar, and informed her about receiving the money. He also talked to another tout Sonu of Bhindawas village over the phone.

On reaching Ghaziabad, they halted at a dhaba for refreshments. From there, a man and a woman took the decoy customer to some house in a car, in which two pregnant women were already present.

"After the ultrasound test, the decoy customer and Sumit returned to Beri and told her about the gender of her unborn child. As soon as they returned, Sumit was caught and Rs 15,500 was recovered from him," the nodal officer said. Dr Tripathi further said Sumit worked as an ambulance operator at the Civil Hospital here three years ago. "The role of more than two nurses is suspected. Sumit's call details will be analysed," he added. — TNS

from The Tribune

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