Doctor from Kadapa held for castrating minor

CHENNAI: A special team of the Crime Branch CID police late on Friday night arrested S. Naganna (75), the doctor who allegedly castrated a minor boy from Tamil Nadu at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh last year.

The surgeon performed the operation in his hospital at the behest of some transgenders, who had abducted the boy from Kovalam in Kancheepuram district in July 2006. He was produced in a city court and remanded to judicial custody.

According to Superintendent of Police (CBCID) S. Mallikha, the doctor confessed to having performed many sex change operations in recent years.

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