India fake doctors arrested over botched operations

Police in India's Bihar state have arrested three men posing as doctors, who performed botched sterilisation surgery on 53 women in two hours.

The tubectomy operations were carried out in a field and without the use of anaesthesia. Reports in the local media said the group had promised poor village women 600 rupees ($9; £7.50) and free medicines if they came for family planning operations, although it was unclear why.

Source: BBC, 10-01-2012