Spinal-extractions
Pakistan

Spinal-extractions three more cases registered against accused

HAFIZABAD (Monitoring desk): Three more cases of illegal Spinal-extractions have been reported against five accused people, increasing the total number of cases to six.

Spinal-extraction have been going on from the past few weeks, whereby a group extracts fluid from the spinal cord of women and girls, without their consent.

According to the police, the cases consist of multitude of charges including those of terrorism and attempted murder.

Two of the accused have been made to go through polygraph test, the result of which will be issued today, police added.

Hafizabad DPO Ghayas Gul said the latest technology was being used to investigate the case.

Five people have been arrested for extracting fluid from the spinal cord of 24 women.

The medical superintendent of Hafizabad District Headquarters Hospital had said syringe marks had been discovered along the spine of these women.

An earlier report stated that the bone marrow of the women was extracted. Though, the exact nature of the Spinal-extracts is still to be confirmed.

The gang was busted on February 12 after reports surfaced that it had illegally taken Spinal-extracts from women under the pretext of a ‘medical checkup’.

The father of a 17-year-old victim informed the police that a sample had been taken from his daughter by people who claimed they were employees of a hospital and said that the spinal fluid was a necessary part of a medical checkup, which was required for financial assistance for the victim’s dowry.

 

Police then raided the location in Muhalla Bahawalpura and arrested the gang members.

“The gang members pretended to be from the DHQ hospital. The gang consists of three men and a woman,” SHO Hafizabad said. “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.”