Doctor booked for sexually harassing a 26 yr. old nurse under the influence of alcohol
| Wednesday | 15th July, 2020
The victim was sent by the hospital on three-day leave and it has been mentioned in the FIR that she feared a threat to her life.
A doctor believed to be under the influence of alcohol was booked by police for allegedly sexually harassing a nurse on Covid-19 duty at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula on Saturday. There was high drama at the hospital on Tuesday as the nurse’s colleagues roughed him up while an inquiry was being conducted against him.
Dr. Manoj Kumar, a psychiatrist, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when he assaulted the 26-year-old nurse. He was sent on “deputation” for 60 days by authorities.
However, as the hospital dragged its feet in acting against the doctor, the Haryana State Commission For Women said it was not satisfied with the hospital’s probe.
When the victim went to the hospital’s police post to register a case on Monday afternoon, “personnel over there refused to do so and asked us to go to the women’s police station, where an FIR was registered at night,” her aunt said.
She added that the victim had been sent by the hospital on three-day leave and had mentioned in the FIR that she feared a threat to her life.
They then filed a complaint with the women’s commission.
“An FIR was registered against the doctor (at the women’s police station) under section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code on Monday night. Today, the statement of the victim was recorded in front of the magistrate and we are investigating the case,” said assistant commissioner of police, Noopur Bishnoi.
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