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04-13-2017, 09:53 AM

Detroit-Area Doctor Charged With Performing Female Genital Mutilation
April 13, 2017 11:42 AM

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit-area doctor has been arrested, facing federal charges for allegedly performing female genital mutilation on young girls.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, of Northville, Michigan, is charged with performing FGM on minor girls out of a medical office in Livonia.

According to the criminal complaint, some of the minor victims traveled interstate to have Nagarwala, an emergency room doctor, perform the procedure — which typically involves the surgical removal of a female’s clitoris, sometimes for religious or cultural reasons.

Authorities say the girls ranged from approximately 6 to 8 years old.

[View a copy of the complaint. Note: Contains graphic language]



04-21-2017, 10:55 AM

2nd doctor, wife arrested in genital mutilation case
Published 11:02 a.m. ET April 21, 2017


Federal agents Friday arrested a second doctor in connection with the nation’s first genital mutilation case, sources told The Detroit News.

Dr. Fakhruddin Attar is accused of letting Dr. Jumana Nagarwala perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road. His wife, office manager Farida Attar, also was arrested and is accused of helping Nagarwala perform the mutilations, according to a 14-page complaint unsealed Friday in federal court.