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Woman from Iraq alleges she was molested at Gurgaon hospital

gurgaon Updated: Jul 19, 2016 12:15 IST
Gulam Jeelani
Gulam Jeelani
Hindustan Times
Iraqi woman

A 56-year-old woman from Iraq who had come for treatment to Gurgaon was allegedly molested by a contractual staffer of a private hospital here two months ago. (Picture for representation purpose only)

A 56-year-old woman from Iraq who had come for treatment to Gurgaon was allegedly molested by a contractual staffer of a private hospital here two months ago.

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) forwarded the complaint to Gurgaon Police. A case has been lodged against an unknown staffer of the hospital at the Sushant Lok police station

Police said the woman, admitted at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Sector 44 near Huda City Metro station for a brain disorder in May, had raised an alarm about “some staffer” allegedly misbehaving with her verbally and molesting her.

She did not lodge a police complaint. Instead, she informed the office of the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in New Delhi. Two months later, the Embassy approached Gurgaon Police last week. “We have lodged a case of sexual harassment against the unknown accused. The probe is on,” said deputy commissioner of police (east) Deepak Saharan.

Neither the accused nor the complainant has been named in the intimation that the Iraqi Embassy sent the Gurgaon Police. The police handed over the probe to assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Dharna Yadav, who visited the hospital for questioning.

Hospital authorities said the incident took place two months ago and the accused was sacked soon after the incident.

“This is a case dating back over two months allegedly involving a contractual worker employed by an external agency. The worker was immediately relieved of his duties. The external agency is cooperating fully with the authorities concerned who are looking into the matter,” said an official spokesperson at Fortis Memorial Research Institute.