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Hospital staffer molests 17-yr-old

india Updated: Apr 02, 2012 23:44 IST
HT Correspondent

In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old physically disabled girl was molested in the ICU of Swami Dayanand Hospital allegedly by a hospital staff on Sunday evening. Police say the incident took place when the girl, a Class 12 student, was wheeled into the ICU by the accused and her mother was stuck with some work.

The mother returned to see the staffer molesting her daughter. On the basis of her complaint, a case of molestation was registered at GTB Enclave police station. The accused has been identified as Rajiv Kumar, 21, and has been held. Kumar was employed as an assistant to a lab technician in the hospital.

BK Singh, deputy commissioner of police (northeast), confirmed the incident and said, “The hospital staff was booked under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code."

According to a senior police officer, the girl had undergone a surgery at Swami Dayanand Hospital on March 30. After the surgery, she was admitted in the ICU. “On Sunday evening, Rajiv misbehaved with the girl in the ICU. The girl’s mother returned to discover this and immediately raised an alarm. She brought the matter before the hospital authorities and also informed the police,” the officer said.

Kumar belongs to Kankroli in Rajasthan and was working in the hospital for the past few months, police said.