Indian-origin doctor in UK guilty of sex offences against 48 patients

London, April 15 (KMS): A 72-year-old Indian-origin doctor Krishna Singh was found guilty of sex offences against 48 female patients over 35 years practicing in Scotland.

Krishna Singh, a general practitioner (GP), was accused of kissing, groping, giving inappropriate examinations and making sleazy comments, charged during a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

According to reports from Scotland, the charges spanned between February 1983 and May 2018 and the offences mainly occurred at medical practices in North Lanarkshire, but also at a hospital accident and emergency department, a police station as well as during visits to patients’ homes.

“The Crown case is that Dr Singh was in a routine of offending against women,” prosecutor Angela Gray told the court. “Sometimes subtle or camouflaged, other times obvious and flagrant. Sexual offending was part of his working life,” she said.

An investigation into his conduct was launched after one woman reported him in 2018.

The doctor went on to be convicted of 54 charges against the victims, the crimes mainly consisting of multiple sexual and indecent assaults.

He was found not proven on nine other charges and not guilty on a further two.

The judge, hearing the case, deferred sentencing until next month and allowed Singh to be released on bail on condition that he surrendered his passport.