HAFIZABAD: Police officers on Tuesday arrested prime suspect involved in Hafizabad bone marrow scandal.
Suspect Sajid used to buy bone marrow from the gang that was detained during a raid on Monday. On the other hand, Nadeem, Aslam among five others are in jail on judicial remand.
Earlier, suspect Amna Bibi said that her gang used to trick females and take their blood samples for the extraction of bone marrow, adding that approximately 90 women have been affected by this crime so far.
Police sources told that the gang had pretended to be officials from the government who wanted their spinal fluid for medical research purposes. They offered the victim’s father monthly fee in exchange.
The officers said that suspect Nadeem deceived the people by showing himself as an employee of district headquarters hospital.
Meanwhile, at least 16 more women are feared to have fallen victim to a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from unwilling ‘patients’ and attempting to sell it on the black market.
According to the medical superintendent of DHQ Hospital, Hafizabad, the affected women have been shifted to the hospital for medical tests to determine doctors’ suspicion that their spinal fluid was extracted by the gang.
Syringe marks have been found near the spine of these women, he said.