A male nurse working with a private hospital in the city, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a woman patient.
The patient, a 30-year-old married woman, was admitted at the Fortis Hospital for treatment. She has alleged that the suspect had molested her twice.
Investigating officer Ram Singh of the Jawahar Circle police station told HT that in the complaint, lodged by the woman’s brother, Shabir (25) molested the woman twice; once on May 10 and then on May 12 while she was admitted in the ICU of the hospital.
The complaint also alleged that the hospital administration had tried to hush-up the incident.
The deputy commissioner of police (East) Amandeep Singh said the nurse had been arrested under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and was being questioned.
He said since the offence is non-bailable, the accused will be presented in court on Wednesday.
The Fortis hospital administration did not return phone calls or messages when contacted for comment.