The police on Saturday arrested a 19-year-old boy from Delhi who posed as a doctor at AIIMS for last five months.
The accused used fake identity to make friends across various departments and medical students. He even had accessed a dairy issued to doctors.
Adnan Khurram, a native of Bihar lived in Batla House near Jamia Nagar. However, the boy has no criminal records.
The chief resident Doctor’s Association, Harjit Singh said, “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 group.
“AIIMS has around 2,000 resident doctors, it is difficult to know each and every person individually,” he added.
On Saturday when he participated in a marathon organized by the doctors, some of them got suspicious and questioned him about his identity. When he could not give a satisfactory reply, they called the police.
However, the Police said it is still not clear why Khurram posed as a doctor. He has given mixed statements. In one of his reasons is that he had to help a family member get preferential treatment. He also said that he liked to spend time with doctors.
Deputy Commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya said 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 IPC at Hauz Khas Police Station.