A male doctor of a private hospital in Manjeri of Malappuram district was booked by police based on a complaint filed by a woman, who alleged that the doctor tried to capture her nude pictures inside the labour room.
The incident happened in November 2016 and the 25-year-old woman had earlier complained to district police chief and district collector.
Though an enquiry by District Medical Officer was ordered by the collector, a police case was not registered.
Later she approached a lower court in Manjeri, following which on Monday, the court ordered to register a case against the doctor.
The Times of India reports that the case was against Dr MC Joy, owner of Prashanthi Hospital, his wife, and two nursing staff.
Manjeri police have registered a case in connection with the complaint of the woman.
The case has been registered under IPC sections 354 B (assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 182 (false information), 34 (a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all), says the report.
The woman alleged that she faced this during her delivery in the hospital, where Joy’s wife, who is a gynaecologist was her doctor.
“She says in the complaint that after her delivery, when the lady doctor was not inside the room, the accused visited the labour room and examined her by removing clothes. She also says that there was no need of his visit as he was not her doctor. The complaint mentions that the doctor photographed her on his mobile. However, while the doctor has denied it, we are enquiring about it, said a police officer from Manjeri station.