Doctor allegedly sexually assaulted woman who claimed she was raped

Krishna Singh denies 84 alleged sexual related crimes said to have occurred between 1983 and 2018.

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A doctor allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who claimed she was raped.

Krishna Singh, 72, allegedly touched the woman during examination at Motherwell police office, North Lanarkshire, on March 2, 2008.

The 50-year-old woman also told a jury that Singh made inappropriate comments such as stating she wasn’t a “good time girl.”

Singh, of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, denies 84 alleged sexual related crimes said to have occurred between 1983 and 2018.

They are mainly claimed to have happened at medical practices in North Lanarkshire.

The High Court in Glasgow was told in agreed evidence that Singh worked as a police casualty surgeon with alleged victims of crime.

The woman told jurors she was examined by Singh after being raped at her home in the early hours of the morning.

Prosecutor Angela Gray asked what the witness’s impression of Singh was.

She replied: “Not very impressed, his attitude was not nice to me, it was as if I woke him out of his bed.”

The woman claimed that Singh swabbed her face mouth and neck.

She added: “He asked me what I was wearing and if I was wearing a skirt and I said I was wearing a jeans and T-shirt.

“He asked how low my top was and if my cleavage was showing.

“He was asking if I was being provocative…he said ‘so, you are not a good time girl’.”

The witness then stated that she was touched inappropriately by Singh.

She added that Singh asked if the sex was consensual after the examination was over.

She said: “He had no right asking me that.”

Ms Gray asked how the woman felt about it.

The witness said: “It was horrific, it was terrible, I had just been raped at home by a total stranger who broke into my house and someone who is meant to be in a caring profession should not have any comments.”

Janice Green, defending, put it to the witness that a female police officer was in the room during the examination which she denied.

The lawyer asked: “Can I suggest that you were feeling very anxious and noted to be anxious during the examination looking back on it?”

The woman replied: “Yes.”

A 54-year-old woman also told jurors that Singh groped her breast when she was pregnant in the summer of 1990.

She claimed she initially did not want to see Singh due to earlier “inappropriate comments” he had made to her on previous visits as a teenager.

This included Singh allegedly asking her if she “liked good sexy” and if her boyfriend “gave good sexy.”

The witness said she felt “frightened” when Singh came from behind a curtain to examine her.

She said: “He put his hand up my shirt and felt my breast and asked if I had heart burn.”

The woman claimed she told Singh’s colleague who told her not to come back to Singh’s surgery.

Ms Green asked if Singh used “Pidgin English” in his earlier comments and she said: “Yes.”

The lawyer followed up: “Is it not right to say that Doctor Singh speaks fluent English?”

The witness replied: “Maybe he did but it wasn’t fluent English when speaking to me like that.”

The trial continues before judge Lord Armstrong.

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