Man held for barging into labour room, filming woman as she gave birth

  • Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jun 15, 2015 08:06 IST

A man who allegedly barged into the labour room of a maternity hospital in Jhajjar district and filmed as a woman gave birth to a child has been arrested, police said.

They said five other men, who accompanied Birender, a resident of Barni village, have also been booked.

Jhajjar chief medical officer (CMO) Ramesh Dhankar told HT that the men entered the labour room "forcibly" on Friday evening. The CMO added that the men, who claimed to be journalists, pushed away the guards and started shooting with their cameras.

Jhajjar superintendent of police, Sumit Kumar, confirmed the Birender's arrest.

However, sources in the police have told HT that during investigations, it was found that the six men did include journalists who wanted to highlight the poor infrastructure at the hospital.

They said the men had only clicked pictures which were deleted by the police.

The sources added that Birender claimed that they wanted only to show how doctors at the maternity hospital were operating upon the woman under torchlight during power outage.

CMO Dhankar admitted that the hospital witnessed a power failure, but said it was brief and that the generator was turned on within minutes.

Deputy superintendent of police, Dheeraj Kumar said after a complaint by doctors, police immediately reached the hospital and arrested one of the accused.

Birender and the other five accused have been booked under Section 353 of the IPC, which pertains to deterring a public servant from discharging his or her duty.

The deputy superintendent of police said further investigations are on and that police were scanning footage from CCTV cameras installed inside the hospital premises.

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