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Evidence to prosecute Dr Rohit Kumar Jha for attempt to rape insufficient

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, December 13

District Government Attorney’s Office, Lalitpur, has ordered the police not to proceed with the case under attempt to rape against Dr Rohit Kumar Jha.

He was accused of attempting to rape his patient. With this order the doctor has been released.

Dr Jha, 37, a general physician at Nakkhu-based Mediciti Hospital, was arrested on November 25 from the hospital premises on charge of attempting to rape a 30-year-old patient.

Office of Lalitpur District Government Attorney issued the order after the attempt to rape was not established while investigating the case.

“As per the case reported investigation didn’t establish the attempt to rape,” said Mona Singh, District Government Attorney at Office of Lalitpur District Government Attorney.

“We have released and submitted Dr Jha to his family members,” said Santosh Tamang, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur.

The doctor was arrested after the woman, who had visited the hospital for whole body check-up on November 24, filed an FIR accusing Dr Jha of attempting to rape her.

The doctor was arrested on the basis of first information report filed by the complainant, who is an engineer.

Dr Jha, according to police, allegedly groped her and unzipped the patient’s pants before asking her to lie on the bed for medical check-up.

The victim had also accused the doctor of forcefully putting his hand inside her panties. Mediciti Hospital has suspended Dr Jha following the charges levelled against him.

 


A version of this article appears in print on December 14, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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