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Male ‘Doctor’ Faces Charges Over Girls

A man who claimed to be a doctor and allegedly abducted and indecently insulted two girls aged 12 and 14, appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday. Param Vir Maharaj,
15 Feb 2017 11:08
Male ‘Doctor’ Faces Charges Over Girls
Accussed Pram Vir Maharaj, 53 outside the Nasinu Magistrates Court Yesterday.

A man who claimed to be a doctor and allegedly abducted and indecently insulted two girls aged 12 and 14, appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday.

Param Vir Maharaj, 53, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Sufia Hamza.

Maharaj is charged with one count each for abduction of young persons being under the age of 18 and one count each for indecently insulting or annoying any person between February 10 and February 11, 2017.

He is also charged with one count of each for punishment for wrongful confinement and one count of each for use of certain titles prohibited.

Count One: The accused, who is not registered on the appropriate register, used the relevant term ‘doctor’ and ‘surgeon’ to describe himself or a service that he provided.

Count Two: The accused is charged with the abduction of two minor girls out of the possession and against the will of their mother.

Count Three: The accused wrongfully confined a minor.

Count four: The accused is charged with intent to insult the modesty of the two girls. He uttered the words, bad movie, intending that such words be heard and seen by the girls and intrudes upon the privacy of such act of a nature to offend her modesty. Defence lawyer Prena Pritika applied for bail.

But Police prosecutor Jitendra Singh objected on the grounds that the investigations were still continuing.

The accused has been remanded and the court has been adjourned for a bail hearing on February 21.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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