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November 13th, 2014
09:26 PM ET

Surgeon arrested after 12 women die following sterilization procedure

A surgeon is now under arrest for the deaths of a dozen women. He sterilized them in a government sponsored procedure in India.

Dr. R. K. Gupta operated on 83 women in just six hours. It's horrific.

It's nearly three times the number of surgeries India's government recommends – and let's emphasize the Indian government supports sterilizing women.

Dr. Gupta spent mere minutes with each patient.

According to the United Nations, India carries out nearly 40 percent of the world's female sterilizations.

Officials are trying to the curb population growth there - it's the world's second most populous country with 1.25 billion people.

Sumnima Udas is OutFront from the village where the atrocity occurred.


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