New Delhi: A 19-year old youngster impersonating as a junior doctor at AIIMS (All India Institutes of Medical Science) was arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday after he was confronted by a few resident doctors and security guards during one of the marathons organized for the doctors in the campus.

Adnan Khurram, a native of Sitamarhi, Bihar has been charged under IPC (Indian Penal Code) sections 419 (impersonation) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) by the police. What is surprising is the fact that the youngster, who has only cleared matriculation, has been misusing his fake identity to attend several events meant for doctors since past five months undetected. He had got hold of an AIIMS diary, which is issued only to the doctors of the institute and would use it to gain entry into the campus.

Hindustan Times reported that the police said it is still not clear why Khurram posed as a doctor as he has been frequently changing his statements. One of the reasons he had given for his crime was that had to help an ailing family member get preferential treatment. He also said that he posed as a doctor because he liked to spend time with doctors, a profession he wanted to take up himself.