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Quack held for death of woman during abortion treatment

PTI Nov 15, 2018

A quack in Nadia district, Krishnaganj (WB) was arrested for the death of a pregnant woman who had gone to him to abort the foetus, police said on Wednesday.



Aparna Majumder, a 35-year-old homemaker and a mother of two minor boys, went to the chamber of Sushant Poddar at Majdia on Monday seeking to medically terminate her pregnancy.He prescribed her some medicines and after taking them, she complained of high fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.

She visited the chamber again the next day with her husband and the quack pushed two injections and sent her home, police said.However, her condition turned serious and, when contacted by her husband, Poddar advised him to take her to a hospital.She was declared brought dead at the Krishnaganj Rural Hospital.The quack visited her home Tuesday and allegedly offered money to hush up the incident.However, someone had informed the police and he was arrested.

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