It took a while for the police to decide on the charges to be framed against the senior resident doctor at AIIMS who allegedly sexually exploited an eight-year-old boy diagnosed with brain tumour.
"According to the allegations of the boy's parents, the doctor performed oral sex on the victim. He also had allegedly made the victim touch his private parts. But we could not conduct a medical examination, as there was no penetration. It was a futile exercise," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity.
The police said that since no evidence in the matter could be gathered through medical examination, it became difficult for them to charge the accused under any sections.
It may be the first time that the Delhi Police have registered a case against a 'pseudo-personality'. "In this case, the child has told us that it was a doctor who committed the crime. On that basis, we have decided that the pseudo-personality in this case is an unknown doctor," added the officer.
The police said that a panel of NGO members, a psychiatrist and police personnel will talk to the child.
Doctor not held yet:
The police are not taking any chances in the case. They want a watertight case against the accused. As they do not have any evidence against the accused doctor, they have asked him to join in the investigations. "We have not detained or arrested him. We have asked him to join in the investigations and we will later on question him as well," added the officer.