A 19-year-old engineering student, who was reportedly seven months pregnant, died of excessive bleeding following an illegal abortion at a private nursing home in Hyderabad. The parents say they were unaware of her pregnancy and approached the police on Monday.
The police have arrested the doctor and the man who had accompanied her to the hospital. They have booked the doctor for causing death by miscarriage. A case of cheating has been filed against the man.
According to the police, the girl was in a relationship with Madhu who had taken her to a private hospital in Vanasthalipuram in Hyderabad. The doctors gave her pills to terminate her pregnancy. However, on Sunday morning, the girl developed complications leading to uncontrolled bleeding.
After her condition deteriorated, the doctor, who had charged them Rs. 20,000 for the job, asked Madhu to take her to another hospital, where she was declared brought dead, the police said.
Abortion in India is legal only up to 20 weeks and under specific conditions.