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A doctor and two midwives were on Sunday remanded to police custody till June 6 by a Maharashtra court for allegedly dumping two female foetuses under a flyover here.

“The magistrate’s court has remanded doctor Shivaji Sanap and midwives Javadebai and Ghighebai to police custody till June 6. They were taken into custody late Saturday after we traced the dumped foetuses to Sanap’s hospital,” Vidyanand Kale, investigating officer, told IANS.

Beed is a district in central Maharashtra, around 450 km from Mumbai.

The government has constituted five teams, each comprising a tehsildar, a medical officer, a block development officer and a police sub-inspector, to check female foeticide in the district.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday announced a reward for Rs.5 lakh for anyone who exposes a female foeticide case.

Beed was in news last month after an illegal abortion racket, involving a doctor couple, was exposed in Parli town. Accused Sudam Munde and his wife Saraswati Munde are still absconding.

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