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Doctors in egg donor's death case apply for bail

Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 8:00am IST | Agency: DNA

The sessions court on Friday accepted the anticipatory bail applications filed by three doctors named by investigators in the death of a 17-year-old egg donor in 2010.

The lawyer for doctors Gautam Allahbadia, Kaushal Kadam and Gauri Sultane (Gupta) told the court, presided over by judge Vrushali Joshi, that they were not connected with the death of the victim and therefore sought relief in the case.

Relying on the post-mortem report of the teenager, the lawyer argued that "the final cause of death was due to multiple injuries associated with shock (unnatural) and further if the injuries are seen."

The mother of the girl had alleged that she complained of severe abdominal pain on August 9, 2010, after donating eggs for the fourth time at the Rotunda hospital in Bandra, and died a day later.

According to the law, only women aged above 18 are allowed to donate eggs.

The girl apparently donated eggs after getting in touch with an activist, Noorjahan Munir. Munir was made the lone witness in the case.

The police had registered a case of poisoning against the girl's employer Sunil Chaumal and her alleged boyfriend Sanaullah Khan, who were said to have accompanied her to Rotunda hospital.

The Bombay high court discharged Chaumal from the case in March 2012, while Sanaullah has filed a petition seeking to be discharged.




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