Nagar touched her inappropriately during the ultrasound.
A pregnant woman who underwent an ultrasound accused the doctor of molesting her.
The incident took place at Vidya Ultrasound Centre in Noida, Uttar Pradesh on November 25, 2020.
The offending doctor has been identified as Rajbir Nagar.
The 26-year-old woman has alleged that the doctor touched her inappropriately and shifted her clothes during the ultrasound.
She also alleged that the doctor was drunk while he conducted the scan.
The woman told police that Nagar touched her inappropriately during the ultrasound.
According to ACP-2 Nitin Singh, the woman told her cousin about the doctor’s alleged actions after the incident.
He then confronted the doctor who in turn allegedly threatened and assaulted him.
The accused doctor has been booked under Sections 354 (using criminal force to outrage the modesty of a woman) and section 323 (punishment for causing voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian penal Code (IPC).
The woman has also claimed that she is being pressurised to withdraw the complaint against the doctor.
She said the doctor had been using his ‘high contacts’ to pressurise her.
ACP Singh said:
“The victim has told police said the doctor was drunk during the ultrasound procedure and his assistant was serving him fruits.”
In the past, the doctor has been booked by Haryana police for allegedly luring a pregnant woman from Bhiwani for a gender test.
Gender Tests in India
India made it illegal to test the sex of fetuses in 1994.
The Parliament of India enacted the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, also known as the Prohibition of Sex Selection Act.
As per the Act, it is illegal to use any technique to identify the sex of a foetus after conception.
This came into action to prevent the abortion of female fetuses, which is still a common practice in India.
The biggest impact has been seen in Panipat, Haryana which is infamous for its skewed sex ratio.
There were 822 girls were born per 1,000 boys in 2011. In 2017, the ratio rose to 945 girls – a dramatic increase in just six years.
Dr Promila Kanwar, Specialist General at the Women and Child Development Department in the Haryana Government shared:
“Our Women and Child Development officers are working in each district to conduct raids of illegal pre0natal clinics regularly.
“They are being arrested with the help of the police department.”
The Haranya government works closely with the police to track down illegal agencies, conducting sting operations and raids.