Doctor accused of breast grope
A hospital doctor accused of molesting three women fondled a paramedic’s breasts after she asked for paracetamol for a mild headache, a tribunal heard yesterday.
Dr Maher Khetyar put his hand into the woman’s bra and cupped and squeezed her breasts when he insisted on examining her for cardiac problems, it was claimed.
It later emerged Khetyar had been accused in 2004 of cornering a nurse in his office at Caithness General in Wick and unzipping her tunic before he exposed her breasts and said: “Ooh you have a nipple ring, do you have any others?”
But although police were called in to investigate that incident, the probe was shelved and the nurse left her job feeling she was “made out to be a liar”.
Officers contacted her again in 2014 when the paramedic and a third woman came forward to say they had been molested by Khetyar while he was treating them at hospitals in Surrey and Buckinghamshire.
The paramedic, known as Ms C, claimed her encounter with Khetyar took place at High Wycombe Hospital in July 2013. She told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester she requested some painkillers.
She added: “The doctor put his hand down my top, squeezed my left breast and then my right breast for two seconds. He put his hand down inside my bra and groped.” Khetyar, now 45 and a married father of two, denies sexually motivated behaviour.
The hearing continues.