Image copyright Getty Pictures Image caption Activists say the incident yet again proves that female foeticide is still rampant despite consciousness campaigns.
Police within the western Indian state of Maharashtra have found 19 aborted female foetuses close to a sanatorium.
Senior police officers in Sangli district said the remains have been "buried with the goal of disposing them".
The police informed the BBC that they found the foetuses while they were investigating the loss of life of a woman who had passed through an illegal abortion.
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The police stated that the girl had died in a "botched abortion", they usually have been searching for the foetus close to an area clinic after they made the grisly discovery.
"it seems that to be an abortion racket. we've arrested the husband of the lady, and feature introduced a manhunt for the doctor who has long gone missing," Dattatray Shinde, superintendent of police, informed the BBC.
Dr Ganesh Rakh, who campaigns to save lots of the feminine kid and appeared within the BBC's Unsung Indians collection, stated the case proves that unlawful intercourse determination and abortion used to be nonetheless practised in India.
"that is frightening. Feminine foeticide is happening at the scale of a genocide in India. this case proves that folks nonetheless want boys and women are still unwanted," he said.
"i think abortions have been taking place on a large scale in Sangli. Once the physician is arrested, I worry we will be able to find extra aborted feminine foetuses."