A male gynecologist who ran a private practice in Pune was manhandled by a woman’s lover when the doctor refused to terminate her ‘illegal foetus’ which was likely to be over 20 weeks old. The doctor was attacked by a sickle brought in by the woman’s 21 year old lover, Siddhart Suryawanshi who works as a auto-rickshaw driver.
The police has registered a case and arrested Suryawanshi from the Kirkee area on Sunday night who allegedly assaulted the doctor — Dr Amol Bidkar along with his aides.
The 20 year old woman was in her 5th month of pregnancy when she approached the doctor along with her lover to terminate her pregnancy at his clinic Sakhi Maternity Centre, a fortnight ago, but the doctor refused.
“I have sustained injuries on my left shoulder and on three fingers of my left hand, which were wounded in the attack. I managed to pushed them away and fled,” said the doctor to The Asian Age.