An unidentified staffer of Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon was booked for allegedly sexually harassing an Iraqi woman during her treatment, police said on Monday.
The victim was admitted to the hospital on July 5 for treatment. “She was allegedly sexually harassed during her treatment,” Hawa Singh, assistant commissioner of police, told IANS.
The woman was discharged from the hospital on July 15, after which she contacted the Iraqi embassy.
Officials of the Iraqi embassy informed Indian officials and a case was registered. “The case has been registered on the complaint of director of bureau of security ministry of external affairs,” Singh said.
A case under section 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Sushant Lok police station.
“We are checking out the CCTV footage of the hospital when the victim was hospitalized,” he added.
Fortis hospital’s spokesperson was not available for comment despite repeated attempts.