A 19-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly pretended to be a doctor at AIIMS Delhi for five months.
The accused, Adnan Khurram, used his fake identity to make friends across departments and among medical students. He even participated in events meant for doctors – from strikes to marathon, said the AIIMS resident doctors’ association. When police arrested him on Saturday, they were surprised by his ‘knowledge’ of medicines, the names of doctors and department heads at AIIMS. the accused said he pretended to be a doctor to get preferential treatment for a family member and because he liked spending time with doctors.