Kozhikode: The Kasaba police on Monday arrested a senior paediatrician under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly sexually abusing a minor girl during a medical examination at his private clinic in Kerala’s Kozhikode district.
A senior paediatrician has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a girl during a medical examination at his private clinic in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, police said on Wednesday.
The accused was booked on Monday under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act based on the complaint filed by the girl’s parents.
Kasaba police said he was arrested and produced before a local court on the same day, but he got admitted to the government medical college hospital here citing health issues.
He was shifted to the special sub-jail here this morning, they added.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that a reputed psychiatrist and government doctor of Kerala had been booked by police based on a complaint moved by a female patient for allegedly misbehaving with her at his private clinic in Wayanad. The accused has been identified as a famous doctor who works as a consultant psychiatrist at the Government General Hospital in Wayanad. A case has been registered against the doctor based on the complaint of an 18-year-old patient, who alleged that the doctor misbehaved with her during one of the consultation sessions. The doctor was booked following a complaint moved by the woman.
The doctor is quite famous in the locality and has made a few television appearances. It is still unclear whether his services have been terminated from the government hospital or if he is currently staying outside. Following the complaint of the patient, a first information report was registered under the non-bailable section of the Indian Penal Code.