November 23, 2017
Convicted sex offender Imran Rauf Qureshi will not be struck off for assaulting on a student nurse.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester ruled that the middle-aged doctor, who excused his behaviour as a “misjudgement” due to “the culture norms [being] different in the UK from Pakistan”, ruled that removing him from the Medical Register would not be in the public interest and handed him a short 12-month suspension instead, Mail Online reports.
This is despite the fact that the tribunal “concluded [Qureshi] showed a lack of empathy towards [the victim] and ignored her objections to your behaviour”, and accepted there was a “not insignificant risk of harm to another individual by a repetition of [his] behaviour.’
Middle-aged Pakistani doctor blames “different cultural norms” for assault on student nurse he saw as “sexually available”. (Judge gave him a 12-month community order.) https://t.co/KdKqbWEiMM
— Jack Montgomery ن (@JackBMontgomery) November 9, 2017
Qureshi attacked his 21-year-old victim — known only as ‘Miss A.’ — at Trafford General Hospital in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, after having first declined to perform his duties by retrieving some patients notes for her, saying: “I don’t want to get [them] yet, I want to spend some time with you.”
This article was posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:52 am