PETALING JAYA: A psychiatrist was charged at the Magistrates’ Court here with insulting the modesty of his former patient by uttering obscenities earlier this year.
Dr Gurdeep Singh Narain Singh, 41, who is currently unemployed, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before Magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir yesterday.
The doctor allegedly uttered the obscenities with the intention to be heard by the 25-year-old woman at a private hospital in Kota Damansara on Feb 12.
The charge under Section 509 of the Penal Code provides for a maximum jail term of five years or a fine or both, if convicted.
The court allowed Dr Gurdeep Singh bail of RM5,000 with one surety and set Dec 5 for mention.
Deputy public prosecutor P. Vithiya Monisa prosecuted while the accused was represented by counsels Datuk Suraj Singh and Dinesh Ramachandran. Lawyer Francis Pereira held a watching brief for the victim.
The conversation between the accused and the victim made its round on social media last July and following the incident the accused was suspended from work before being dismissed by the hospital. — Bernama
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