A doctor has been arrested in India following the deaths of at least 12 women who underwent surgery as part of a government-run sterilisation programme, The Times of India reported.
Dr RK Gupta and his assistant carried out tubectomies on 83 women at a sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Police have accused Gupta of causing death by negligence and filed a case against him in the district of Bilaspur.
Dr RK Gupta has said his supply of post-op drugs was contaminated after being arrested for the deaths of 13 women in a mass sterilisation.
Women who survived a botched mass sterilisation in India which left 12 others dead have told ITV News what they think went wrong.
Eleven women have been killed and others are in a critical condition in India after sterilisation operations were apparently botched.