Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Police in southern India have arrested the doctor parents of a 15-year-old boy after they allegedly allowed him to perform surgery on a pregnant woman

BBC News:

Reports said Dileepan Raj carried out a caesarean section to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's youngest surgeon.

Officials in the state of Tamil Nadu said the parents, both doctors, had been charged with endangering life.

Family members are reported to have said that the boy was only helping out.

Several doctors said the parents showed them a recording of the surgery, which was carried out on a 20-year-old woman at the Mathi Surgical and Maternity Hospital, in Manaparai town.

The baby was reportedly born with a birth defect unrelated to the surgery. Officials say they are still looking for the baby's mother.

The health authorities in Tamil Nadu state have ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Police trying to arrest alleged teen surgeon in southern India


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