A 20-year-old Chartered Accountancy (CA) student alleged molestation attempt on her by a doctor inside the CCU ward of a renowned private hospital in Ghaziabad late on Friday evening, police officials said.
Shalini (name changed) was admitted to CCU ward of Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital at Nehru Nagar branch on Friday evening after some health complaints. “At around 8.40 pm, I received a call from her; she told me about the molestation attempt and asked us to arrive immediately,” said her father Anand Singhal.
“Dr. Vinay Kumar attended to my complaints and motivated me saying that I would get well soon. Then he closed the curtains near the bed and started checking my heart-beats with a stethoscope. He then touched me on the back and pressed my chest area. Then he touched my lips, cheeks and forehead. I got infuriated with this and forced the staff to let me call up my father,” Shalini said.
After receiving the call, family members arrived at the spot and thrashed the attending doctor inside the hospital, police said. The girl was later transferred to another nearby hospital for further treatment. Yashoda Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Arvind Sharma denied the family’s charges and said, “There is nothing in the case. It is not true.”
Meanwhile, family members of the victim lodged an FIR at Sihani-Gate police station and hospital officials also lodged a counter-FIR under sections 147, 323 of IPC against the girl’s family members, police officials said.
“We have lodged a case under section 354 (Assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC and will make arrests based on further investigations,” SP (City) Rahul Yadvendu said.
Station Officer Sihani-Gate told HT that a similar case was reported in July 2009 when a B.Tech student had alleged similar charges against a ward-boy of the same hospital. The victim’s family and hospital officials had later lodged FIRs against each other in the case, police said.