KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 – A former psychiatrist was charged today with insulting the modesty of his then-patient by allegedly talking about sex with her.
Dr Gurdeep Singh, who was previously working with Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara before the private hospital fired him over his alleged sexual harassment, was charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Petaling Jaya under Section 509 of the Penal Code, which covers the offence of insult of a person’s modesty, punishable by a jail term of up to five years, or fine, or both.
According to The Malay Mail, Dr Gurdeep pleaded not guilty to uttering offensive words to a former female patient at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara at around 4.30pm on February 12, 2019.
According to the charge that was read out, the words included: “Were you a virgin, how did it feel, was his penis big, did it hurt Sex is supposed to be great, sex is good, sex feels and everyone should have a lot of sex.”
Magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir fixed bail at RM5,000, with the additional condition that Dr Gurdeep not disturb the alleged sexual harassment victim and the victim’s family until the case concludes.
The prosecution had sought for bail to be set at RM7,000 with a condition for the victim and victim’s family to not be disturbed by the accused until the case ends.
Dr Gurdeep’s lawyer, Suraj Singh, appealed for a lower bail by citing his client’s unemployment.
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara fired Dr Gurdeep in July after an internal inquiry investigated the patient’s allegations against the psychiatrist.