Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Breaking

Pakistan gang members accused of extracting girl's spinal fluid without consent arrested by police

Latest news

    Four suspected members of a gang in Pakistan have been arrested on suspicion of extracting women and girls’ spinal fluid before attempting to sell it on the black market.

    Police in the northern city of Hafizabad said the father of the 17-year-old victim informed them that a sample had been taken from his daughter by people under the guise of medical research.

    Pakistani media reported that the father was offered a monthly fee in exchange for his consent to the girl’s “blood test”.

    “Gang members pretended to be from the DHQ hospital,” the head of Hafizabad’s local force was quoted as saying. ”The gang consists of three males and a female.

    “We were informed by the victim’s father of her sample being taken on the promise of a dowry package being provided under a government scheme.”

    The spinal fluid may be sold to traditional Islamic healers – known as desi hakeems – or homeopaths.

    Initial reports suggested the gang had extracted her bone marrow, but a doctor at a local hospital later ruled that out.

    The chief minister of Punjab province, Shebhaz Sharif, has intervened, requesting doctors provide the best medical treatment for the victim.

    View the original article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pakistan-gang-take-spinal-fluid-girl-sell-black-market-police-arrest-hafizabad-bone-marrow-dhq-a8208276.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pakistan-gang-take-spinal-fluid-girl-sell-black-market-police-arrest-hafizabad-bone-marrow-dhq-a8208276.html

    In the same category are

    Is Trump bending the GOP to his will? It’s more the other way around Donald Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference (Credit: Getty/Chip Somodevilla) News moves so rapidly since Donald Trump emerged on the...
    Florida shooting survivor tells NRA supporters: 'We will outlive you' A survivor of the Florida school shooting has told National Rifle Association supporters attempting to discredit witnesses that they should give up as...
    At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a count...
    After Parkland, conservatives embrace the conspiracies Alex Jones; Jack Kingston (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) President Donald Trump is something of a Trojan horse. When he descended the golden escalator of T...
    Delta ends NRA partnership and orders gun group to remove airline's information from website, amid growing backlash A major American airline has stopped giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association in the wake fo a Florida school shooting that left ...
    GOP sees hope in Nancy Pelosi’s “crumbs” rhetoric about taxes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Credit: Getty/Aaron P. Bernstein) In a Thursday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Vice Pres...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *