Mother of a deaf and mute woman alleged that her daughter had been raped at the hospital premises by a doctor on Monday night and had lodged a complaint with the hospital authority.
This happened at Bankura Sammilani Medical College Hospital. After receiving the compliant, the hospital authorities decided to set up a three-member committee to probe the matter.
"After the complaint was lodged we decided to make an inquiry. A three-man committee would conduct the inquiry and a two-member woman team is coming from the health department since we had also informed them of the incident," said Panchanan Kundu, super of the hospital.
According to sources, the patient from Saltora area was admitted at the female ward of the hospital on Monday.
After she was admitted, a junior doctor had taken her to a room for check-up and her mother also went with her.
"But the doctor asked me to leave the room. I waited for about two hours outside and when my daughter did not come out I entered the room and found her almost nude.
My daughter explained what had happened and I understood that the doctor had raped my handicapped daughter," the mother said.
On Tuesday, the girl's mother lodged the complaint with the hospital authorities and she was informed that they had decided to start an enquiry into the incident.