Unani Doctor Accused of Sexual Assault Held

Published: 17th July 2014 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2014 07:39 PM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: A 28-year-old practitioner of Unani medicine was arrested here today after a woman complained of sexual assault and harassment against him, police said.     

The 22-year-old woman had approached Althaf Hussain, a Unani practitioner, who was running a clinic at Pudupet here, for an ailment.      

Under the guise of helping her escape "from the spell of black magic," Hussain had allegedly beaten up the victim and sexually assaulted her after taking Rs 8000, police said.      

Hussain threatened the woman that her family members would be eliminated if she revealed what had happened, police said.      

Investigations revealed that Hussain had earlier sexually assaulted another woman in Vepery and the victim had poured acid on him.      

Hussain has been remanded to judicial custody and lodged at the Puzhal Central Jail, police added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp