Doctor rapes patient because she could not pay fee

A Bihar doctor allegedly raped a teenage Dalit girl after her family wasn’t able to pay the money incurred for her treatment. The unfortunate incident happened in Jamui district near Patna.

Reports say the girl age 16, was admitted to the private clinic of a doctor for treatment after she swallowed a pesticide, mistaking it for cough syrup. The victim was suffering with a cold and cough at the time.

Reports say the doctors charged exorbitant money for her treatment and allegedly held the victim hostage when her parents failed to come up with the money.

The victim’s parents told the police that the doctor went to them in the dead of night and tried to clear the dues. When they refused to pay the dues the doctor dragged the girl into his chambers and raped her.

Police registered a case and are sending the victim for a medical examination. Based on the investigation action will be taken against the accused doctor.

Similar instances of rape is a matter of grave concern in Bihar where last year 1,041 cases were reported.