Incident Reports

Mediciti doctor held for rape bid


Bagmati, Lalitpur, Lalitpur

Police today arrested Dr Rohit Kumar Jha, a general physician at Nakkhu-based Mediciti Hospital, on the charge of attempting to rape a 30-year-old patient.

Dr Jha, 37, was arrested from the hospital premises by police officers of the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur, this evening.

“He was taken into custody for trying to rape his patient who had visited the hospital for a full-body check-up,” said Senior Superintendent of Police Tek Prasad Rai. He was arrested on the basis of first information report filed yesterday by the complainant, who is an engineer.

Dr Jha, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Santosh Tamang, allegedly groped her and unzipped the patient’s pants before asking her to lie on bed for medical check-up. “The victim also accused the doctor of forcefully putting his hand inside her panties,” said DSP Tamang.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Sexual Assault
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Health sector/health workers, doctors
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Raped 1
Female Raped 1
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Dhanusha