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Molester doctor booked for rape now


Mateen Hafeez, TNN | Jun 28, 2013, 10.23 PM IST

MUMBAI: A day after TOI reported the molestation case of a 14-year-old girl by a St. George's Hospital doctor, the MRA Marg police converted the incident into a rape case and issued a look out notice against the accused doctor to all the airports across the country. Moreover, police also invoked the sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The 28-year-old doctor, Akshay Ahirrao, has not been traced yet. "Our teams are working on it and we will nab him soon," said deputy commissioner of police, Ravindra Shisve. Talking about the look out notice, Shisve said that it has been done so that the accused could not flee the country.

Ahirrao was booked for molesting the girl after the victim's relatives approached the police and filed a case. The incident took place on June 22 when the victim had gone to the hospital, for a check up as she had high fever, along with a family member.

**The victim's relatives alleged that the doctor had touched the girl inappropriately and inserted his finger into her private part. "The girl was admitted after Ahirrao stated that she needed medicines and hospitalization on June 21. Next day, he called her into the checking room while there was no female staff present. **

**Only her grandmother was standing nearby," said a relative of the victim, adding "The doctor molested the girl and seeing this, her grandmother fell sick and had to be admitted to ICU."

St. George's Hospital's superintendent, Dr J B Bhawani, said that they have already terminated Ahiraro soon after they received a complaint of misbehaving with a patient. Ahirrao is learnt to have been planning to leave for Singapore on June 29. He was in Delhi the day an FIR was registered against him. He had gone to the Medical Councilof India (MCI) office to get a certificate.

"After recording the victim's statement, we changed the sections of law from molestation to rape. Our teams have gone to Ulhasnagar where Ahiraro stays," added Shisve.