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Hospital owner booked for ‘molesting’ PhD scholar in Panchkula

According to sources, the victim and her family knew the doctor for the past 20 years.

Police booked the owner of a city private hospital for allegedly sexually harassing a PhD scholar. The accused, Dr Subash Sharma, is yet to be arrested.

A case was registered on the directions of the commissioner of police.

According to sources, the victim and her family knew the doctor for the past 20 years and on August 18, the victim went to Gokul Hospital in Sector 15, owned by Sharma, to bring her medical certificate .

The victim, in her complaint, alleged that the doctor molested her in his room. The victim said she somehow managed to escape from the room and went her home.

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She told the police that the accused threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to her parents and also lured her with expensive gifts and gadgets.

The victim told the police that she was initially frightened, but later decided to disclose it to her parents.

The victim’s father then approached the director general of police who directed the officers to register a case against the accused.

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The police said the accused is yet to be arrested.

However, the victim’s father said the accused told the police that he is a heart patient and therefore the police are lenient towards him.

Acting on the complaint a case was registered against Sharma under sections 354 A (Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any woman, intending to outrage her modesty, ), 342 (wrongful confinement ) and 506 (criminal intimidation ) of the Indian Penal Code.

 

First published on: 27-08-2016 at 03:36:49 am
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