Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

A defense attorney claimed this was a religious ritual

DETROIT, Mich. — Two more people are being charged for allegedly performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls.

Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida Attar, both of Detroit, have been charged with conspiracy.

Authorities said the Attars allowed Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to perform genital mutilation on the girls, who belonged to a Muslim sect, at their Detroit-based clinic after hours.

An attorney for Nagarwala said she was performing a religious ritual, not a mutilation.

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