57-year-old Vizag doc held for misbehaving with minor patient

The Steel Plant police of Vizag city police commissionerate on Thursday arrested a 57-year-old doctor of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Hospital for allegedly misbehaving with a 17-year-old patient.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  29 April 2022 2:40 AM GMT
57-year-old Vizag doc held for misbehaving with minor patient

Visakhapatnam: The Steel Plant police of Vizag city police commissionerate on Thursday arrested a 57-year-old doctor of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Hospital for allegedly misbehaving with a 17-year-old patient.

The accused doctor was identified as Sanjay Kapadia.

The Steel Plant police said the girl went to the hospital along with her father, who is an employee of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), on Tuesday morning. While examining the patient, the doctor misbehaved with the girl. The girl informed her parents about the incident late at night after which they called up the police on the Dial 100 helpline and lodged a complaint.

The Steel Plant police along with Disha police personnel reached the girl's house and collected further details. On Wednesday, the police questioned the doctor and took him into custody. They arrested the doctor on Thursday and sent him to remand after being produced in court.

The police said they have registered cases under relevant sections of the IPC and have also invoked the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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