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TN doctor, absconding after assaulting a minor girl arrested and charged under Pocso Act

- November 17, 2021

Chennai, Nov 17 (BPNS)

A 55-year-old orthopedic surgeon who was charged under Prevention of Sexual Offenses against Children (Poscso) was arrested by the Karur police on Wednesday.

The orthopedic identified as J. Rajanikanth who was running a hospital, Dr.GC Hospital was absconding after assaulting a 16-year-old minor girl who was the daughter of an employee.

On a holiday, the manager of the hospital, Saravanan, and Dr. Rajanikanth sent a WhatsApp message to the girl inviting them to her hospital so that the Deepavali bonus meant for her mother.

When she reached the hospital, the girl was raped by Dr. Rajanikanth with the help of Saravanan. She immediately informed her mother who in turn lodged a complaint with the Karur all-woman police station.

While Saravanan was arrested on October 14, Dr. Rajanikanth was absconding and now surrendered before the Police. Both Rajanikanth and Saravanan were charged under Pocso Act.