Muslim doctor secretly sterilizes 4000 Sinhala Buddhist women: Sri Lankan newspaper

Sri Lanka : With no let up to the religious tensions in Srilanka another heinous act has come to fore. On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women during caesarean deliveries.

According to report, the doctor who had secretly sterilized women was a member of the National Thowheed Jamath, one of two Islamist groups alleged for bombings on Easter Sunday in the island country that killed more than 250 people in hotels and churches. The report has added fuel to the ongoing religious tension in the country.

Later, a doctor was arrested acquiring properties with money from a suspicious origin. He was identified as Segu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi. On the other hand, his family rejects claim and said he was being trapped.

According to his wife Imara, her husband is a devout Muslim and caring physician. He has not been a member of a militant group.

On the other hand, the government has not publicly spoken about the case, which has provoked a media storm in Sri Lanka and declined to comment for this article.

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