CHENNAI: A doctor who raped a woman colleague at a quarantine facility during Covid-19 pandemic last year was on Friday sentenced to 10-year jail by a mahila court.
According to the prosecution, Dr Vetriselvan, attached to RGGGH, sexually assaulted his colleague at the quarantine facility in T Nagar in 2021. Based on a complaint from the woman, the hospital dean and the internal complaints committee began an inquiry. The Teynampet all-women police who registered an FIR and filed a chargesheet in the mahila court.
On Friday, judge T H Mohammed Farooq passed the order convicting Dr Vetriselvan under IPC section 376 (I). The court imposed a Rs 20,000 as fine to be paid to the survivor and recommended compensation to her under the relevant provisions.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)