In a shocking incident, a newborn baby has died at a hospital in Chatra district of Jharkhand after a quack allegedly severed his genitals to prove his ultrasound report right that the woman was pregnant with a girl.
According to the statement by the infant's father Anil Panda, his wife was eight months pregnant and was rushed to a nursing home at Ithkori run by Arun Kumar on Tuesday night following labour pain.
Following a check-up, Arun Kumar referred the woman to another hospital run by Anuj Kumar, where she was admitted.
Ahead of the delivery, Anuj Kumar, who claimed to be a doctor informed the family that the baby would be a girl following an ultrasound test. But, the woman delivered a boy a few hours later.
Panda added that he was shocked to find that the newborn had died of profuse bleeding after the doctor had allegedly severed his genitals to prove his ultrasound report right.
The State Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the Clinical Establishment and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) act. The police have also launched a manhunt to apprehend the two doctors.
Meanwhile, district civil surgeon SP Singh said that the administration has served notices to both the doctors to shut down their clinics. Singh added two FIRs have been registered in connection with the case. Both the clinics also have been sealed.