A heart doctor who was given a 10 months suspended sentence for attacking his teenage daughter and labeling her as a ‘prostitute’ for going to a party and then staying overnight at a male friends house now faces being struck off.
Dr Gohar Rahman, 57, grabbed his daughter by the hair and hit her with a walking stick after accusing her of ‘bringing shame’ to the family.
His teenage daughter had falsely told him that she would be going to a friend’s house and be back home by 9.30pm.
But the teenager instead went for a night out in her hometown before sleeping over at a male friends house.
The following morning Rahman and his wife, who is also a doctor, went to collect the teenager and were enraged when they found out that she had stayed over at a male’s house.
Rahman shouted: ‘I can’t believe what you have done – sleeping at a boy’s house’ and said he no longer ‘recognised’ her as his daughter.
The teenager was taken back home were she was beaten by her father, eventually using social media to send out a help message to her friends.
Rahman admitted assaulting the teenager and was given 10 months jail suspended for two years but now faces being struck off at a disciplinary hearing in Manchester after he was reported to the General Medical Council.
Noel Casey, lawyer for the GMC, told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service: ‘She wanted to go to a Halloween party that night but she knew her parents wouldn’t let her go.
‘So told them she was going to a friend’s house and said she would come back at 9.30pm. She admitted that she had no intention to be back at 9.30pm and intended to stay out all night.
‘She went to a friend’s house to get ready for the party but what followed was a set of phone calls from the parents. She recalls them telling her that it is time to return home.
‘Initially she spoke to her mother but she then recalls her father shouting at her telling her to come home. She refused to give the address of the party and he told her he wanted her to come home to teach her a lesson.
‘She said she would get a lift home later that evening at around 11 to 11.30pm and continued to the party. She then was going on a night out in the town of Wigan. She met a friend there and returned to that friend’s house, it was a male friend where she stayed the night.’
The following morning the parents arrived to pick her up from the males house at around 11.30am, Mr Casey added: ‘Dr Rahman leaned back in the car and grabbed her long hair and banged her head on the back of the passenger seat two or three times.
‘At the time of banging her head on the back of the seat her father called her a prostitute and said: “I can’t believe what you have done – sleeping at a boy’s house.”
‘Her mother was making calls during the journey home and on arrival, she said her father grabbed her by her hair began dragging her into the living room.
‘She was saying say sorry to her dad to make it stop. A’s father threw her on the floor and kicked her while she was on the floor.
‘He told her to get up, so she did but he dragged her up from the floor by her hair. He was slapping and kicking her back and arms so she fell to the floor again. She remembers being hit with a shoe and was assaulted to her arms back and bottom.’
The hearing continues….