Heinous crime: Doctor arrested for patient’s rape, released

Published: July 6, 2013
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SHO Masood Nazeer said the police were trying to get the court to cancel the bail. PHOTO: FILE

SHO Masood Nazeer said the police were trying to get the court to cancel the bail. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: 

A doctor, who allegedly kidnapped and raped a 15-year-old patient at the district headquarters hospital a week ago, was arrested on Friday shortly after her parents registered an FIR. He was however released on bail by a court.

The girl’s father, the complainant in the case, said the doctor had kidnapped her on June 28 and had detained her. He said he had raped her for three days before abandoning her near the hospital gate on July 1.

Her parents said they had been visiting the hospital since the girl went missing, had found her there and taken her back home. They said she had been in shock and was finally able to disclose what had happened to her on Friday.

They said they had then approached the police, who had registered a case against the doctor and arrested him from his house and a court had ordered the girl’s medico-legal examination.

They said the suspect was released on bail shortly after the arrest.

The father, a resident of Chak 226-RB, said his daughter had suffered epileptic fits. He said some neighbours had suggested that they should consult a doctor.

On June 28, he said, his wife took her to the DHQ hospital, where Dr Nasir Baig examined her. He said he told her mother that the girl would need some tests and told her to leave her there and return a few hours later.

A few hours later when she went back to get the girl, he said, they were not there.

He said she asked the staff and was told that the doctor had left as his shift was over. He said he and his wife kept visiting the hospital for three days until they found her near its gate on July 1.

“She was in a bad state. Her hair and clothes were a mess and she was in a shock. She did not answer our questions and was trembling.”

He said on Friday, she finally told them that after she was taken to the room, the doctor gave her something to drink that made her sleep. She said when she came to, she found herself locked in a room. She said the doctor had raped her.

She said when her condition got worse, he dropped her on the road.

The father said he took the girl to the police station where a case was registered. He police obtained court orders and sent the girl to DHQ hospital for a medico-legal examination.

He said the doctors were trying to protect their colleague.

Additional Medical Superintendent Habib Buttar said that a committee had been formed to investigate the matter. The committee comprises Punjab Medical College Vice Principal Muhammad Ali Tirimzi, Dr Muhammad Hafeez, Dr Zia Shahid and DHQ Hospital Medical Superintendent Muhammad Arif.

Buttar said the committee would probe the incident and the allegations.

He said if he was found guilty, the doctor’s license would be cancelled.

SHO Masood Nazeer said the police were trying to get the court to cancel the bail.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • salaar
    Jul 6, 2013 - 6:07AM

    Thats not an only case as many has been reported in past. Whats the solution? Cancel the license? I don’t think so. You may disagree with the lines I am going to write below but I think its best solution.
    If the doctor found guilty, then bring the justice in front of public. Set an example by throwing stones on him as he leads to death by this. I am sure such crime rate will be minimise sudden.

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  • salaar
    Jul 6, 2013 - 6:09AM

    Thats not an only case as many has been reported in past. Whats the solution? Cancel the license? I don’t think so. You may disagree with the lines I am going to write below but I think its best solution.
    If the doctor found guilty, then bring the justice in front of public. Set an example by throwing stones on him as he leads to death by this. I am sure such crime rate will be minimise sudden.Recommend

  • Imran Khan
    Jul 6, 2013 - 6:22AM

    Arrest the chief head of the hospital untill the case is solved

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  • Jul 6, 2013 - 10:47AM

    We won’t see the revolution that’s much needed unless each and every one of us takes the responsibility of bringing it! With such masked barbarians roaming around we’ll only move backwards!

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  • Muneeb
    Jul 6, 2013 - 12:55PM

    Straight Death Penalty to the doctor or else cancelling the license aint gonna help !

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  • Asad
    Jul 6, 2013 - 1:31PM

    Is this the guy?

    http://www.healthtik.com/doctor/dctrlstro.php?dcio=eG51cXd4ZTNva2g0bmI5NzI=&dct=MuhammadNasirBaig

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  • Pakistani
    Jul 6, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Hence proved that moderator @ET for these sort of news in day time shift is pro rapist. Otherwise he/she could have published the comment-1569355. But as always moderator wont publish it. As it is unethical to punish the rapist. Right ET moderator ? Instead we should give them medal for courage. Is that what you want ??

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  • sterry
    Jul 7, 2013 - 1:40AM

    When these things happen in North America, there is a police investigation for assault, battery and rape; Physican or not, this is more than just professional misconduct and abuse of authority. Every State Medical Board in the United States publishes a list monthly of physicians who have been disciplined and have their licenses revoked due to negligence, abuse, fraud and other reasons. Any criminal act charged under the law is an automatic revocation of the license. It happens here in North America that a lot of doctors have their licences revoked for misconduct and unprofessional behaviour but what I find strange is that there is always a female present during any female’s physical exam in Pakistan. The hospital staff and nurses often will remain during the examination of a female patient. This is why I remember that such instances of abuse of women by medical staff happens less in Pakistan than in North America.

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  • Hashim
    Jul 7, 2013 - 11:09AM

    Well an other sad story and our usual condemnation nothing will happen no body cares for the poor and weak. Allah be merciful on us.

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