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Indian-Origin doctor charged with performing gential mutilation on girls in US

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New York:  A 44-year-old Indian-Origin woman doctor has been arrested and charged with performing genital mutilation on girls aged 6 to 8, believed to be the first such in the US, sources said.

Dr Jumana Nagarwala has been charged with performing FGM on minor girls out of a medical office in Livonia, Michigan.

According to the complaint, some of the minor victims allegedly travelled inter-state to have Nagarwala perform the procedure.

The complaint alleges that Nagarwala performed FGM on girls who were approximately 6 to 8 years old. This is believed to be the first case brought under a US law, which criminalises FGM.

Nagarwala, who is an emergency room physician, was arrested and was scheduled to appear in federal court in Detroit.

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