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Doctor Who Conducted Botched Sterilization Procedures That Killed 13 In India Arrested

NEW DELHI (AP) — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India has been arrested, a top medical official said Thursday. Dr. R.K. Gupta, who had been hiding since Saturday’s operations, was arrested at a relatives’ home in Bilaspur city late Wednesday, said Dr. S.K. Mandal, the chief medical officer of Chhattisgarh state. Gupta had performed over 80 sterilization surgeries in six hours — a clear breach of government protocol, which prohibits surgeons from performing more than 30 sterilizations in a day, Mandal said. A total of 83 women had the surgeries as part of a free government-run mass sterilization campaign and were sent home that evening….