June 21, 2007 / 2:50 PM / 10 years ago

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NEW DELHI, India (Reuters) - An India couple have been accused of trying to get their 15-year-son into the Guinness Book of World Records by allowing him to perform a caesarean operation, local newspapers reported on Thursday.

The parents, both doctors from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, screened a video recording of the operation on a 20-year-old woman to other doctors in the hope of attaining the record as the world's youngest surgeon, newspapers reported.

Family members said the boy was only helping out in the operation, handing his father's medical instruments. Indian medical authorities are investigating the case and could revoke the couple's medical licenses.

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