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Girl's foetus found in Rajasthan town

Rajasthan,Crime/Disaster/Accident, Thu, 19 Apr 2012 IANS

Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) The foetus of a girl was found abandoned on the edge of a sewer line in Rajasthan's Dausa town Thursday, police said.




Police said that foetus was spotted by some passers-by Thursday in Kotwali police station area of Dausa, some 150 km from Jaipur.



"The passers-by spotted her lying on the brink of the sewer line in the city and informed police," a police officer told IANS.



"It seems he girl had been dumped in the early hours on Thursday," the officer added.



"We have registered a first information report (FIR). We are questioning the staff of some private hospitals situated nearby," said the officer.


Rajasthan has recently been in news for increasing cases of female foeticide and female infanticide.


According to Census 2011, Rajasthan has 883 girls between the age of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909.


Alarmed over the state's skewed sex ratio, the state government recently announced steps to curb pre-natal sex determination tests at ultrasound clinics.


The steps include increasing the number of health department inspection teams and equipping them with devices like hidden cameras and voice recorders.


The state government has also increased the amount of money given to a person who complains about errant ultrasound clinics.



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