Indian-Origin Doctor in UK Acquitted Of Sexual Misconduct Charges
A tribunal has provided a sigh of relief to an Indian-origin doctor after allegations by a woman led him to indictment for sexual misconduct. Dr. Abhijit Banerjee denied the allegations of groping a patient during a chest examination. He sought the status of a general physician in 1996 in Kolkata.
A Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing in Manchester has cleared him of the charges of sexual misconduct on Thursday. The evidence provided by the 42-year-old woman was ruled out for being unreliable. It was claimed by the woman, known only as Patient A, that the intention of the doctor was not good as he asked her to remove her bra after locking the consulting room door at Abbeyview Surgery in Peterborough city of Cambridgeshire county.
The doctor had to ask her to remove her bra because it was a matter of chest examination. The patient claimed it was a sexual misconduct because the doctor sat down on his knees while he cupped and squeezed her breast and breathed erratically. But the Medical Practioners Tribunal found the evidence to be unreliable.
The woman, on the other hand, said, “The position of me sitting on the couch with the doctor on his knees, and I could only see the top of his head, while holding my breast, just felt wrong”.
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