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Lucknow: Patient attempts to rape woman on KGMU campus

A patient attempted to rape a 25-year-old woman attendant of another patient on the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) campus in Lucknow.

lucknow Updated: Oct 12, 2017 13:51 IST
HT Correspondent
The accused, Pradeep Shukla, 35, was nabbed by the woman’s family members when she raised an alarm.
The accused, Pradeep Shukla, 35, was nabbed by the woman’s family members when she raised an alarm.(Representative image)

A patient attempted to rape a 25-year-old woman attendant of another patient on the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) campus in Chowk area on Tuesday-Wednesday intervening night.

ACCUSED NABBED
  • The accused, Pradeep Shukla, 35, was nabbed by the woman’s family members when she raised an alarm. He was handed over to the Chowk police.
  • Shukla, a native of Hardoi, had come to the KGMU for treatment of a parasitic disease, Filariasis and was staying in the open on the KGMU campus, said police.
  • According to the victim, the incident occurred around 2am when she along with her family members was sleeping on the pavement near gate number 2.

The accused, Pradeep Shukla, 35, was nabbed by the woman’s family members when she raised an alarm. He was handed over to the Chowk police who registered an FIR of attempt to rape against him on Wednesday.

Shukla, a native of Hardoi, had come to the KGMU for treatment of a parasitic disease, Filariasis and was staying in the open on the medical university’s campus, said police.

According to the victim, the incident occurred around 2am when she along with her family members was sleeping on the pavement near gate number 2. The family from Gonda had come to the KGMU for treatment of a woman and halted on the campus to get the doctor’s appointment on Wednesday morning.

The victim told police that the man, who was in an inebriated state, made advances and started touching her while she was asleep. She woke up and shouted for help after spotting an unidentified man lying close to her. The woman alleged that the accused first tried to gag her and then tried to flee. In the mean while, the woman’s kin sleeping nearby woke up after hearing her screams.

The man was nabbed by the woman’s family members and beaten up. The woman’s kin said the accused even posed as a policeman to escape from the spot.

Vikas Chandra Tripathi, ASP (west), said the accused was arrested and an FIR of attempt to rape was registered against him. The police also recorded the statements of the woman and her family members.

He said a letter would also be sent to the KGMU authorities to ensure safety of thousands of women attendants staying on the campus in the open during night hours.

In five months, this was the second such incident with women attendants on the KGMU campus.

On June 1, a 42-year-old woman, who had come to the KGMU for her husband’s treatment, was gang-raped by three persons on the hospital’s premises. Two security guards, Shiv Kumar and Santosh Kashyap, at the Shatabdi Hospital of KGMU, and a liftman, Vinay were arrested in the case. Shiv Kumar allegedly took along the woman to a lift room, where she was gang-raped by the trio.

‘SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS ON CAMPUS TO BE REVIEWED’

The KGMU administration, however, distanced itself from the incident.

Chief proctor Prof RAS Kushwaha said the incident took place at gate number 2 of KGMU and the woman was not registered as a patient with the medical university. “An FIR has been lodged on the basis of the complaint of the woman,” he said.

Dr Sudhir, spokesperson, KGMU, said: “Security arrangements on the campus will be reviewed.”

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As KGMU is the only medical university offering speciality services, hence people from other districts come here for treatment. Patients often come here a day before their in the hope that they get the doctor’s appointment the next day.