Bhagalpur doctor awarded 14 years in jail for raping teenager, molesting sister at his clinic
A special POCSO court hands down punishment to the doctor in a two-year-old case
PATNA: A local court in Bihar has handed down 14 years in jail to a doctor for raping a girl patient and also molesting her sister during the course of treatment at his private clinic.
According to a report in a local daily, a special court for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) in Bhagalpur district on Wednesday awarded 10-year jail term to Dr Vidyakant Jha for raping a patient and another four year in jail for molesting her sister at his clinic during the course of treatment.
The court said the convict would have to undergo the punishment separately. The second punishment of four-year jail term will automatically start once he completes the jail term for 10 years in first case.
As per the report, the 12-year-old victim girl, a resident of Babarganj locality in Bhagalpur district, accompanied with her younger sister had gone to the clinic of Dr Vidyakant Jha when the doctor sexually assaulted both.
The rapist doctor had his clinic located in Shailbagh colony of the Bhagalpur district. The incident had taken place on March 22, 2017.