Who also should be arrested are the parents of the children they forced to go through this horrific procedure.
2nd doctor arrested, wife charged in connection with female genital mutilation investigation
Both husband and wife were arrested Friday morning and are due in court later this afternoon.
Authorities say Dr. Attar owned Burhani Medical Clinic in Livonia, which is where a Detroit emergency room doctor who was arrested last week is accused of performing FGM on minor girls. Authorities say Dr. Attar’s wife is employed at Burhani Medical Clinic as an office manager. Authorities believe the husband and wife arranged and assisted in the FGM procedures performed by the Detroit doctor, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala.
Dr. Attar’s attorney, Mary Chartie, said that they weren’t surprised they were arrested.
“These are individuals who have no criminal history. They are upstanding members of the medical community and now they are being arrested and it’s frightening for them,” Chartie said. “He certainly wasn’t shocked by the allegations because he knows the same allegation was made against [his colleague].”
Authorities say Dr. Nagarwala never worked at Burhani Medical Clinic, therefore the office has no record of her billing for medical procedures there. Nargawala was arrested in Detroit on April 12. Authorities claim that the Attars allowed Nagarwala to perform the operations when the office was closed.
The FGM investigation at Burhani Medical Clinic has identified two young girls from Minnesota who have been operated on by Dr. Nagarwala. Other minor girls in Michigan may have undergone procedures as well.