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Doctor of Indian descent sent to jail in the UK for raping woman he met on Tinder

Manesh Gill, a father of three in Edinburgh, claimed the sex was consensual.


A doctor of Indian origin was sentenced by a Scottish court to four years in prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty by jurors of serious sexual assault against a woman more than three years ago.

Manesh Gill, 39, was convicted in the Edinburgh High Court last month and sentenced at the same court for what Scottish police described this week as “horrific behavior”. The court heard how the married general practitioner (GP) posed as “Mike” on the online dating application Tinder and arranged to meet the victim at a hotel in Stirling, where the assault took place in December 2018.

“Gill’s conviction and sentencing send a clear message to anyone convicted of sexual offenses, you will be brought to justice,” said Detective Inspector Forbes Wilson of the Scottish Police Public Protection Unit.

“Gill must now face the consequences for his horrible behavior. The victim showed tremendous courage by coming forward and telling her story and I want to thank her for her assistance during our investigation. “I hope today’s result will give her some form of closure,” said Wilson.

“We remain committed to tackling sexual abuse, we have specially trained officers and work with partners to provide support to victims. I would encourage anyone to report sexual abuse in any form as all reports will be thoroughly investigated. , “he added.

During testimony at the trial earlier this year, the woman – who is allegedly a student nurse – described how her body “shut down” when she was sexually assaulted.

Gill, a father of three in Edinburgh, claimed the sex was consensual. The jury found him guilty of committing a sex crime when the victim was unable to give or withhold consent. He was also added to the Sex Offenders Register to monitor his behavior.

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