Mumbai: In a new twist in the Beed abortion case, it has now come to light that the main accused doctor couple enjoyed political patronage. The Mundes - Sudam and Saraswati - hobnobbed with the likes of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. The couple have been on the run for about two weeks now.
Known as the Butcher of Beed, Dr Sudam is suspected to be behind a number of female foeticides and is the key accused in the death of Vijaymala Patekar.
Varsha Deshpande, one of the activists battling the social evil in Beed, said Sudam was arrested four times in the past but managed to get away with simply a slap on wrist. Stories of how a judge who refused him bail was summarily moved out and harassment of those who spoke against him abound.
Pankaja Munde, MLA from Beed and daughter of Gopinath Munde, has admitted that the doctor couple have literally gotten away with murder because of political and administrative patronage. That protection though, she insists, is not coming from her family....more
10:10 PM, Jun 12, 2012
Mumbai: The doctor couple exposed on CNN-IBN for allegedly abetting mass female foeticide were well connected with top Maharashtra politicians. In an embarrassment for BJP leader Gopinath Munde and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, new pictures show them with the man known as the butcher of Beed, Sadam Munde, the doctor who is wanted for a number of female foeticide cases. The pictures also show the doctor's son hobnobbing with Gopinath...
01:01 PM, Jun 12, 2012