Doctor, wife accused of performing female genital mutilation to be released

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 17:14:07-04

A metro Detroit doctor and his wife will be released from custody after being charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls.

Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar are accused of Conspiracy to Commit Female Genital Mutilation and Aiding and Abetting Female Genital Mutilation.

The couple has been in custody since April.

The judge set several conditions for their release including; house arrest, no use of computer and only contact with immediate family.

The doctor and his wife could be released as early as next week.

The illegal procedures allegedly took place at Dr. Fakhruddin Attar's Livonia clinic. The charges were announced after a Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor was arrested and charged in connection to performing the illegal practice.

Dr. Attar and his wife are accused of conspiring with Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville. Nagarwala was arrested on April 12.