Jammu & Kashmir

Four Doctors booked for filming patient, releasing video on social media

Four doctors have been booked for allegedly filming a female patient while she came in for a medical examination and releasing the video on social media in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, the police said on Saturday.

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“The matter came to fore when the girl lodged a complaint stating that a video had become viral on social media platforms which was filmed a long time ago when she went for a routine medical check-up to a doctor at the Rajouri District Hospital”, a police statement said.

She also alleged that the video was forged and edited before it was released which aims at outraging the modesty of a woman. A special investigation team has been formed to probe the matter, the police said.

“The initial investigation revealed that the video was filmed inside the clinic of a doctor in Rajouri district,” the police said, adding that some government officials posted in the hospital including four doctors, spread the clip on the internet.

Senior Superintendent of police, Yougal Manhas said that soon after registration of FIR, a special investigation team has been constituted which will be headed by DySP PC (Operations) Rajouri, Pranav Mahajan and team has been asked to conduct speedy probe into the matter.

SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said that during the initial investigation, it has come to fore that video has been filmed inside the clinic of a doctor in Rajouri district.

“Involvement of an insider in filming the video is suspected,” SSP further said.

SSP Yougal Manhas also added that after initial investigation, it has come to fore that some government officials posted in district hospital Rajouri, who include four doctors, spread this video on social media platforms.

Besides, the video has also been shared by some people in whats app groups of Manjakote, Darhal and Rajouri.

“Accused who filmed the video and those who spread this video, especially some officials and four doctors of District Rajouri hospital now GMC will be dealt strictly under law in the case which has been registered for outraging the modesty of a woman and involves severe punishment,” SSP added. (PTK)

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