This entire process was being managed with help from brokers, he said. “We got a tip-off from residents at Tiruvannamalai who informed us of such activities. We then informed the team in Delhi, who invited us to join in this inter-state inspection,” he added. During inspections, it was found that the brokers led the women to the doctors. “We managed to nab a few brokers who told us they charged the families Rs 1,000 and the doctors charged Rs 4,000 to reveal the sex of the babies. After identifying the sex of the child, the women would return to Tamil Nadu and abort the baby if it was a girl,” he said.