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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

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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.

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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.

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The rapist doctor had his clinic located in Shailbagh colony of the Bhagalpur district. The incident had taken place on March 22, 2017.

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