A doctor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has been sued for reportedly raping his patient, a Higher Secondary level female student hailing from Bhola.
The accused Riad Siddique, 52, a dermatologist of the hospital, has been absconding since the victim’s father filed a rape case with Shahbagh Police Station under Women and Children Repression (Prevention) Act yesterday.
Quoting the first information of the case, Officer-In-Charge (OC-investigation) Zafar Ali Biswas, told The Daily Star today that Riad Siddique used to go for private practice in Bhola every Friday. He asked the girl to come to Dhaka for better treatment, the OC said.
The girl had been suffering from skin-related complications on her throat.
In the pretext of treatment, the doctor confined her inside a room on 14th floor of Block-B of the hospital and “raped” her on December 31 last year and threatened to kill her if she discloses the incident, the police official said.
She was admitted to the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday.
“Primary evidence of rape has been found in the forensic test,” said Bilkis Begum, the coordinator of OCC.
Riad allegedly raped the girl on multiple occasions from October 10 last year to December 31, the OCC coordinator also said.