BHOPAL : A 35-year-old mentally retarded and childless man was allegedly taken away and vasectomised in the district hospital in Rewa, under the government’s sterilisation drive.

Ramavtar Gupta, a resident of Mahsaw village, underwent vasectomy in the district hospital on Thursday. His brother, Moolchand, has now petitioned the police seeking action.

In his complaint to Kotwali police, Moolchand says his brother was taken by two anganwadi workers from Mahsaw and vasectomised in the district hospital.

“Ramavtar is mentally incapacitated for sure. He started undressing right here in the police station when I asked him what had happened,” Inspector S S Rajput of Rewa Kotwali Police Station said. “I wonder how and why the doctor operated on him,” he added.