By Dave Andrusko
Dr. Chetan Shah, who runs an abortion clinic in the Indian state of Gujarat, has been charged with secretly disposing of the body of an aborted baby at a garbage site. The baby’s mother is 15, according to Express News Service, and the 19-year-old father has “been arrested under charges of rape and the relevant sections of Protection Of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” said an unidentified police officer.
Shah has run the ‘Keval Medicare Centre’ hospital in Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat in Western India for 29 years.
“On July 6, the 59-year old Shah “conducted [an] abortion of the 15-year-old girl who was five months pregnant,” according to Express News Service. He “later tried to secretly dispose of the foetus at a garbage site near Aavkar Hall in Maninagar area” while driving back home.
Shah was “booked under Indian Penal Code Section 318 (secretly burying or disposing of the dead body of a child intentionally to conceal their birth).”