One-year ban imposed on doctor who beat his daughter

One-year ban imposed on doctor who beat his daughter November 1, 2016

A Muslim doctor, Gohar Rahman, above, has been banned from practising for a year following his conviction earlier this year for assaulting his 17-year-old daughter.
According to this report, he beat the teenager with a walking stick and rained punches on her head because she went to a Halloween party.
He was given a suspended 10 month sentence at Liverpool Crown Court in February for the assault.
Now a medical tribunal has banned him from practising as punishment for bringing “disrepute” to the profession.
The married father-of-three, who works as a consultant cardiologist at Wigan Infirmary in Manchester, accused his daughter of “bringing shame” to the family and branded her a “prostitute” before subjecting her to the beating.
Rahman grabbed his daughter, smashed her head against a car seat, caned her on the bottom with a walking stick and then rained punches on her head.
He had believed his daughter was going to a friend’s house and would be home by 9.30pm but was left incensed when she stayed out all night.
He shouted:

I can’t believe what you have done – sleeping at a boy’s house.

After the beating, he ordered the girl to take off her party dress and don Islamic clothing, before telling her to pray.
After the assault the teen managed to send out an SOS social media message and her friends alerted the police.
Margaret Dodd, chair of the tribunal at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing in Manchester, said:

The tribunal considered that, in being convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, you have brought the profession into disrepute.
The tribunal was of the view that public confidence in the profession would be seriously undermined if a finding of current impairment were not made in this case.
The tribunal considered this to be a serious offence, but took account of the fact that it was a single incident.
It considered that you have acknowledged your fault in entering a guilty plea at the first opportunity, and the tribunal is satisfied that this behaviour is unlikely to be repeated.

The tribunal heard that Dr Rahman, who previously worked for the UN, has completed 100 hours of unpaid work given to him as part of his sentence and has successfully reconciled with his daughter.
Work colleague Dr Ahmed Ismail, a consultant radiologist, told the hearing:

He was shattered and full of regret. He admitted it was the biggest regret of his life. He is such a calm and quiet person. I have known him for over 10 years.

He added:

I believe it is a big lesson that he did learn. I believe he would never do such a silly thing again.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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  • CoastalMaineBird

    the tribunal is satisfied that this behaviour is unlikely to be repeated.
    … and you’re willing to bet her life that it won’t….

  • David Anderson

    “… and has successfull reconciled with his daughter.”
    She has agreed to wear a bin-bag, pray and submit to her father or, perhaps, face more severe consequences next time.

  • It’s “silly” to force a woman to wear Islamic dress. What do the courts in the U.K. say about forbidding a woman to wear Islamic dress? That’s a neat trick: it’s bigotry and bias only in the service of religion, not of secular society.

  • L.Long

    When I tried to punish my 16yr old, He dropped into a defense stance and was willing to take me on and kick the shit out of me. I knew I had succeeded in teaching them to defend themselves and NEVER allow some one to dictate punishment they did not deserve! My daughter also did something similar to a school dude, who thought he was boss.
    That is what is really wrong with the religious aholes is their ability to keep their people untrained and stoopid!!
    And that is why they hate the infernalNet, because they can learn stuff!!!

  • Newspaniard

    You’d a thought that a consultant cardiologist would have been above all this death cult crap by now. I believe that an honour killing is probably not far from the front of his mind if the islamofascist supernatural nonsense drives him. This teenager needs to leave home before she finds herself married to a 60 year old pervert.

  • bill

    She’s got one,of those for a dad

  • AJ

    Banned from practising but, I believe, banned on full pay. So basically a long holiday.
    Amazing what you can get away with if you are of a certain religion.

  • sailor1031

    …..a single incident…? In a pig’s arse! This has happened, maybe not quite so violently, many times in this young woman’s past – guaranteed. Not good odds on her making it to 21. I see no grounds here for suspending this incredibly light sentence.

  • sailor1031

    As an afterthought; in the UK how many people would give a rat’s ass that the neighbours daughter went to a halloween party and came back the next morning? How is “family honour” impacted in any way? Maybe in some flyblown mediaeval village in the unregulated Pashtun tribal lands of afghanipakistan – but in the UK? in 2016?

  • sailor1031

    another afterthought: of course everybody now knows that the man himself has no honour. What grown man beats a seventeen year old girl so severely? If he’s that aggressive maybe he should (as they used to say when I was a kid) “pick on someone his own size”.