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A hospital employee allegedly forced a girl into a room of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, stripped her naked, tied her legs, put a gag in her mouth and then filmed her in this condition on Saturday.
The 17-year-old told the police in her complaint that she had come to RIMS to attend to her brother who is being treated at the orthopaedics ward for the past one-and-a half months.
The complainant said she and her relative had gone to the roof of the hospital to hang clothes. Soon, a man in his mid-twenties holding a bunch of keys came and asked them to leave, threatened both with police action.
The man, believed to a contract employee at the hospital, thrashed her relative who tried to explain why they were on the roof.
"Soon after my relative left, the man pulled me inside a room and stripped me. He took several pictures of mine and made a video," she told the police.
A few hospital guards who were alerted by the relative came to her rescue but failed to catch hold of the alleged assailant, said Vinod Kumar, officer in-charge Bariatu Police Station that has lodged an FIR against the man.
"We suspect the accused is a contract employee of the hospital in the maintenance division," Kumar added.
Ranchi deputy superintendent of police Satveer Singh said the girl has been sent for medical examination to ascertain the nature of the sexual assault. Three staff members of the maintenance division have been detained in connection with the incident.
On July 20, in an ugly fight, junior doctors had allegedly stripped an attendant of a patient who had died during treatment.