The Telangana police arrested a Hyderabad-based doctor on Sunday after uncovering an illegal sex determination racket in Ibrahimpatnam, at the outskirts of the city. The SHE Teams of the Rachakonda Police arrested the accused, identified as Katta Nanda Kishore for running the Prathyusha Scanning Centre for the last three years, after a decoy operation.
The police said that a cop, who was six-months pregnant, turned up at the Centre through a mediator and the accused conducted a test and disclosed the gender of the baby after charging Rs 7,000. Following this, the District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) and the police conducted a joint operation and arrested him.
Kishore was also reported to be a radiologist with Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science (NIMS). This is far from the first case that has surfaced in the city.
In November last year, a couple in Hyderabad were arrested by the Medipally police in the city, for conducting prenatal sex determination tests at their private clinic in Peerzadiguda. The accused were identified as 34-year-old Chanda Vijaya Kumar and his wife, 33-year-old Dr Chanda Swathi. The police said that Vijaya Kumar was a lab technician while Swathi was a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) doctor.
In August last year, two doctors were arrested on charges of conducting prenatal sex determinations in Uppal and charging Rs 7,500 for the same. The racket was busted after a decoy operation was set up by the Rachakonda SHE Team.
In April last year, police arrested three persons, including two doctors, who were part of the management of Gayathri Nursing Home at Saidabad after it was brought to the Hyderabad High Court’s notice that the nursing home was promoting female foeticide. The petitioner also submitted video evidences to support his claim. The videos were seen by a division bench, following which the court directed the authorities to ensure that the place was shut down until further orders.