Mass. Psychiatrist Arrested
BOSTON (AP) _ A psychiatrist was arrested Wednesday night on charges he improperly touched a 13-year-old female patient in his office last year.
Dr. Param Shukla’s arrest came hours after the Board of Registration in Medicine suspended his medical license in connection with allegations that he attempted to seduce another patient, a 13-year-old girl who was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital in March after a suicide attempt.
Shukla, 34, was to be arraigned Thursday on three charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.
A message left for Shukla prior to his arrest Wednesday was not immediately returned.
Following the licensing board’s action, Shukla was relieved of his duties at Children’s Hospital, where he was a resident psychiatrist.