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No report in AIIMS abuse case yet

delhi Updated: Feb 02, 2011 00:31 IST
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Nine days after the incident, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' (AIIMS) sexual harassment committee is yet to submit its report in the alleged sexual abuse of an eight-year-old brain tumour patient by a senior resident doctor on night duty.

The hospital administration had sought reply within seven days of referring the case to the Committee for Addressing Complaints of Sexual Harassment.

Though the committee was constituted on January 25, sources in the hospital said the team began investigation only on Thursday, January 27.

"The committee is yet to present the final report," said Dr YK Gupta, public relations officer, AIIMS.

Keeping in mind the age of the victim, the AIIMS administration also included a senior clinical psychologist to the team who spoke to the boy at length.

The boy was on Tuesday taken to Delhi government's Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital for a thorough medical examination.

Meanwhile, the accused doctor on Tuesday filed a formal reply to the committee against the allegations made against him. In a detailed reply, he has chronologically narrated the events of that night.

Sources in the hospital said the accused doctor has been officially handed over the letter by chief of his department- neurosurgery- debarring him from doing any clinical work till the inquiry report is out.

The senior resident doctor is accused of sexually abusing the boy, who had been operated upon for a brain tumour that had left him blind in one eye.

In a written complaint to the hospital administration dated January 24, the boy's parents accused the doctor of indulging in oral sex with their son in the doctor's duty room at 10pm on January 23, a day before he was to be discharged.

Though the police are yet to make any arrest in the case even as the Women and Child Development Ministry has asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to probe the matter.