MADISON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi pediatric doctor charged with sexual battery of a minor has surrendered his medical license.
Pediatric gastroenterology specialist Dr. Neelesh Ajit Tipnis voluntarily surrendered his license to the Medical Board Thursday. The Clarion-Ledger reports the surrender was effective immediately. The 49-year-old was arrested Jan. 17.
Madison police say a 14-year-old girl’s parents told authorities their child was speaking with an adult inappropriately. Authorities say Tipnis made “inappropriate contact” with the girl between late December and early January.
Tipnis received his practice license in August 2013. He was fired from the Mississippi Center for Advanced Medicine after his arrest. It’s unclear whether Tipnis has an attorney.
The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure released more information about Tipnis surrendering his license. Click here to read it.