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Illegal spinal fluid extraction: suspects charged with terrorism, attempted murder.

HAFIZABAD -- In the latest development in the illegal spinal fluid extraction scandal, three more cases have been filed against the five accused.

According to the police, the cases include multiple charges including those of terrorism and attempted murder.

Earlier on Wednesday, two prime suspects involved in extracting and selling spinal fluid of girls in Hafizabad have been shifted to Lahore, where they underwent a polygraph test.

Nadeem and Sajid, members of a gang involved in extracting spinal fluid, were shifted to Lahore Forensic Laboratory, where they will took a polygraph test, police officials informed media.

Police sources told that the gang had pretended to be officials from the government who wanted their spinal fluid for medical research purposes. They offered the victim's father monthly fee in exchange.

The officers said that suspect Nadeem deceived the people by showing himself as an employee of district headquarters hospital.

Meanwhile, at least 16 more women are feared to have fallen victim to a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from unwilling 'patients' and attempting to sell it on the black market.

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Publication:Pakistan Today (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 15, 2018
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