Teen poses as doctor for months, stuns police with his knowledge of medicines
A 19-year-old medical aspirant has been arrested for posing as a doctor for five months at AIIMS, Delhi.
Using his fake identity, Adnan Khurram had made friends in the hospital and would attend events meant for other doctors.
His knowledge of medicines, doctors and department heads of the hospital has surprised police.
"Khurram was handed over to them on Saturday and has been charged under sections 419 (impersonation) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at Hauz Khas Police Station," Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya told Hindustan Times.
"He would roam around wearing the lab coat and stethoscope all the time. We found out that he had made different claims to different doctors. To some, he would claim that he was a junior resident doctor while to junior resident doctors, he would introduce himself as an undergraduate medical student. He had even made his way to the WhatsApp groups," said RDA president Harjit Singh who has been observing his behavior and reported to police.
Police is unclear as to why Khurram impersonated as a doctor since he has been changing his statement.
"One of the reasons he had given for his crime was that he had to help an ailing family member get preferential treatment. He also said that he posed as a doctor because he liked to spend time with doctors, a profession he wanted to take up himself," the newspaper reported.
While Khurram has no criminal record, police are investigating the matter.