|Dr Gohar Rahman was suspended for 12 months (Picture: Cavendish)|
A doctor has been banned from practising for 12 months after he beat his daughter and called her a prostitute for going to a Halloween party. Dr Gohar Rahman, 57, struck the 17-year-old with a his walking stick and punched her in the head for ‘bringing shame’ on his family.
He reacted after she went to a party but lied to her dad telling him she would be home from a friend’s house by 9.30pm. She also went on a night out before sleeping over at a male friend’s house.
The next morning, Rahman, a consultant cardiologist, went round to collect her and that’s when he lost it.
Noel Casey, lawyer for the GMC, told the tribunal: ‘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, [the girl] 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. Her 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. ‘During this he was saying to her that he did not recognise her as a daughter, she was bringing shame on the family and again that she was a prostitute.
‘She was wearing a dress from the night before and he wanted her to cover up more and he could not stand to look at her. She was then forced to put on traditional clothing and ordered to pray. She used a Nintendo DS to send out a message on social media, alerting police that she was being attacked.
- Metro, UK