Woman and baby killed by ‘drunk’ Indian doctor

Police in India have arrested a doctor who is accused of killing a woman and her baby after performing a caesarean section intoxicated.

The BBC reports the baby was declared dead soon after the operation, while the woman died shortly after.

Police in the western state of Gujarat say a breathalyser test has confirmed that Dr PJ Lakhani was drunk.

They are investigating whether the deaths were caused by negligence or due to other medical reasons.

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