Seven Indian medical students in Davao city have filed charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against the chief of the Davao Medical Education Management Services. Charges stem from a formal investigation by Davao City’s Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The students claim they have been barred from leaving their dorms and fined for ‘non-compliance’.
The charges were filed again Dr Ashin Mohan and include illegal detention charges as well as grave coercion against him. The complaints were accompanied by two witnesses and an officer from the Eastern Mindanao Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit which Duterte instructed to investigate the complaints of the medical students.
An Eastmin CIDU officer said another Indian medical student filed charges against Mohan earlier but for serious illegal detention, slander by deed, physical injury and grave coercion. The seven students filed charges which relate to a 50,000 peso find which Mohan said is from a trip in Cebu that was to later end in Lake Agco and Lake Sebu – Mohan supposedly threatened the students and ultimately let them locked in the dorm for 24 hours without releasing them.
Mohan also has been noted that the students signed a five-year contract to stay in the dorm, something the students deny. Numerous other complaints have prompted the others to come forward, in all 108 students have submitted sworn statements and affidavits attesting to the violations against Mohan.
Mohan as denied any wrong-doing, but has all but admitted that he administered the threat of fines against others so they would not do anything bad while in the city.