Attar released

Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, whose clinic was allegedly used for performing genital mutilation on two girls by an Indian American physician, will be released from jail along with his wife. (Saint Joseph Mercy Health System photo)

DETROIT — A judge says a Detroit-area doctor and his wife can be released from jail while they face charges of female genital mutilation.

Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and Farida Attar must stay in their suburban Detroit home and be electronically monitored. They have been locked up without bond since late April.

An Indian American physician, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, is charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in February. The government says the alleged acts occurred at Dr. Attar's clinic with his approval. Farida Attar is accused of assisting Nagarwala.

The Attars and Nagarwala belong to a Muslim sect called Dawoodi Bohra. They deny the charges and say a religious ritual was performed.

In court June 7, prosecutor Sara Woodward said Nagarwala may have performed genital mutilation on as many as 100 girls over 12 years.

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