Gynaecologist attacked in Pimple-Gurav for refusing to carry out abortion
Around two weeks ago, a pregnant woman was brought to his hospital by a person, asking the doctor to terminate the pregnancy
Pimpri: A gynaecologist in Pimple Gurav was attacked on Saturday after he refused to carry out abortion of a 5-month pregnant woman.
Three unidentified men attacked Dr Amol Bidkar with a sickle at his hospital in Pimple Gurav's Katepuram chowk.
Around two weeks ago, a pregnant woman was brought to his hospital by a person, asking the doctor to terminate the pregnancy.
She was 20-weeks pregnant, so Bidkar refused to carry out the abortion saying it is not advisable to do so after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
This angered the patient's companion.
On Saturday at around 9.30 pm, three persons came to ths hospital. One stood outside the hospital, one at the door of the doctor's cabin, while the other entered the cabin to attack Bidkar.
At the time of the attack, Bidkar was talking on the phone. The mobile beared the brunt of the attacker's first strike and got damaged. The second strike hit him on the shoulder.
To protest the attack, members od Sangvi-Pimple Gurav Doctors' Association gathered at the Sangvi police station on Sunday morning and demanded immediate action against the three attackers.