Monday, April 28, 2008

India police nab sperm theft suspect

Police in India said they have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 100 specimens from a sperm bank.

Investigators said Anil Punjaba Mohite attempted to sell the samples, which were taken from a Cryobank laboratory in Aurangabad, to sperm banks in Mumbai, The Times of India reported Wednesday."Anil Mohite turned out to be a close relative of Sunil Mohite, a Cryobank laboratory worker at Aurangabad who has been detained for interrogation," said P.S. Bolkar, a police officer investigating the case."It is a very different sort of theft case," he said.Mumbai infertility experts expressed surprise that someone would attempt to sell sperm samples."Which doctor in Mumbai would want to buy the sperm samples? Most infertility clinics have their own sperm banks," said Dr. Aniruddha Malpani."Why would someone rob a commodity that is so hard to sell?" asked Dr. Aniruddha Malpani
ed note: Keep your eye on E-Bay or Craigs List (humor)
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