2nd-year MBBS medico arrested on allegations of raping a minor
Chennai: A second-year MBBS student of a Medical college in Chennai and three of his friends were arrested by the Vadapalani All Women Police station for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on Monday under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). Also Read:Hassan Medical College Associate Prof suspended for allegedly molesting house surgeonAccording to police, the...
Chennai: A second-year MBBS student of a Medical college in Chennai and three of his friends were arrested by the Vadapalani All Women Police station for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on Monday under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
According to police, the medical student had befriended the girl through social media and promised to marry her, and later sexually assaulted her after drugging the child. The girl was later sexually assaulted by three more friends of the accused.
The girl's parents came to know of the crime after she was taken to a doctor for a medical check-up. The doctor who examined the girl informed the parents that she was sexually abused.
They lodged a complaint with the Vadapalani All Women police station who on investigation found that the accused and his friends were behind this assault and took action against them.
The arrested include a medical student, a resident of Kanyakumari, and his friends, who are residents of Virudhunagar district, Kolapakkam, and Nanganallur. The senior police official said that more arrests are likely to take place on the basis of the investigation, reports the Hindu.
The medical dialogues team had last reported a case of sexual harassment allegations by a 27-year-old doctor against two of her colleagues, following which an FIR was filed at the Pratap Nagar police station. The doctor, in her complaint, had alleged that the two doctors named in the FIR had forced her to consume liquor and held her against her will so she could not leave. An FIR was filed under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC.
Revu is currently pursuing her masters from University of Hyderabad. With a background in journalism, she joined Medical Dialogues in 2021.