The Rajasthan government on Sunday sacked a doctor for molesting students and faculty members at a state-run medical college in Bikaner nearly four years ago.
M.Sc. student Reena (name changed) lodged a complaint against Dr Jitendra Kain with the principal of Sardar Patel Medical College in March 2006, following which an enquiry was set up by the institution and its report forwarded to the state government.
“Based on the report of the college committee, the department of personnel found him (Dr Kain) guilty and terminated his services,” said Chandra Mohan Meena, principal secretary, medical education.
“I am happy that I have got justice,” said Reena. “Several students, including me, were harassed and molested by Dr Kain. He would try to talk to me and pass lewd comments. He offered to take me out. Then he tried to molest me. That was the last straw...”
Dr D.P. Punia, who was the principal when the complaint was lodged, said, “Not only that girl but some other students and faculty members complained about sexual harassment by Dr Kain.”
Dr Kain was sent to Kota Medical College three weeks after the complaint was lodged. Dr G.L. Verma, Kota college principal, said he is yet to receive the order dismissing Dr Kain from service.
No state official explained why it took almost four years to dismiss the molester-doctor from service.