A doctor in Chennai was arrested after he was caught red-handed filming a woman patient who had sought treatment for chest pain on Friday. It was later discovered that the 64 year-old doctor had several other such videos of his patients.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, Dr Sivagurunathan, 64, of Mylapore had asked his patient’s husband to step out of the room. The newspaper quotes the man as saying, “As we entered the consulting room, the doctor asked me to wait outside and shut the doors. However, I was keeping a watch on my wife through the glass window, worried that her chest pain would become severe,” the man said. “The doctor had placed his cell phone on the table secretly and asked my wife to undress. But she was not aware that the doctor was videographing her. I immediately rushed inside and questioned the doctor.”
As per a report in the Deccan Chronicle, the doctor had reportedly set up his mobile phone camera in order to enable taking the video just as the woman patient was about to undress and remove her blouse.
According to police sources, the doctor reportedly destroyed the memory card immediately. However, another mobile phone was recovered that had more than 30 such videos of his patients.
According to a report in The Hindu, the doctor practiced general medicine at a clinic on North Subbarayan Road in Mylapore. The doctor reportedly confessed to his crime during interrogation.
Mylapore police booked the doctor under three sections of the Indian Penal Code, including for sexual abuse. The doctor was remanded in judicial custody at Puzhal prison.