Chief medical officer arrested in Delhi on charges of raping patient

NEW DELHI: A 51-year-old chief medical officer (CMO) of a government hospital here was arrested on charges of raping a 21-year-old patient after luring her into a clinic on the pretext of undergoing ultrasound scanning, police said on Wednesday.

Narendra Singh, CMO of Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital, advised the patient to undergo an ultrasound examination and took her to a clinic near the hospital on Tuesday, police said.

He allegedly raped her after giving her soft drinklaced with sedatives. She later approached police and a medical examination confirmed rape.

Singh was arrested last night from Seelampur where he lives.