The PCPNDT cell of Rajasthan heath department on Monday busted a gang involved in duping pregnant women by conducting fake sex determination testes in Chomu area on the outskirts of Jaipur. The gang members used washing machines and TVs and told the women approaching them for sex determination that they were portable sonography machines to detect the sex of the fetus. Three men were arrested.
CMHO Dr Ajay Choudhary said that they got a tip-off about a gang active in Chomu area.
“We got to know that the gang was being headed by one Sheeshram, a resident of Neem Ka Thana area. The PCPNDT team sent a decoy. The gang members demanded Rs 35,000 to conduct a sex determination test,” Dr Choudhary said.
A pregnant woman from Jhunjhunu contacted the gang. The gang members asked the woman to come to Sikar, then Reengus and finally Chomu.
A middleman brought the woman to Morija village near Chomu where she met three men – identified as Sheeshram, Surendra and Govind. Sheeshram and Govindram are semi-illiterate, but were posing as medical professionals to impress the woman. They accepted Rs 35,000 from the woman and started the ‘sex determination test’.
“The gang members attached a LED bulb to the washing machine pipe and told the woman that it was a sophisticated sex determination machine. They placed the bulb on the woman’s stomach. They were using a TV and running a pre-recorded video on it. When the video showed a fetus, they told the woman that she would give birth to a baby girl,” said Dr Choudhary.
They would tell all the women who paid them for sex determination that they would give birth to baby girls.
The team arrested the trio. Further investigation is going on.
First published: April 16, 2018