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Karnataka: Woman undergoes pre-natal gender test, dies during abortion, three detained

The police said they received a tip-off about a car carrying the dead body of a woman. The police officials intercepted the vehicle at a bus stop and detained three persons.

Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Belagavi (Karnataka) Updated on: May 28, 2024 20:29 IST
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A 32-year-old woman, who underwent an abortion after a pre-natal gender test was found dead in a car in Maharashtra's Sangli district. Police on Tuesday said the body of the woman was recovered from a car, police said on Tuesday. The woman's abortion after a pre-natal gender test took place in Belagavi, Karnataka.

Three family members of the deceased woman, who were found with the body in a car in Sangli city on Monday, were detained and handed over to the Karnataka police, the officials said.

The woman, a resident of Miraj taluka, has two children, and her husband is in the army.

The woman was taken to a hospital in Chikodi town in Belagavi district of neighbouring Karnataka, where her family allegedly made her undergo a pre-natal gender test.

According to the officials, the woman underwent an abortion, during which she died, but the hospital refused to issue a death certificate, citing that the woman was a resident of Maharashtra.

The woman's family took possession of her body and drove to Sangli, he said.

"We took cognisance of the incident but have not registered a case. After a post-mortem, we informed the Karnataka police, as the death occurred in their jurisdiction," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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