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Male attendant molests patient on pretext of checkup

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Bengaluru: A male medical attendant allegedly molested a woman dengue patient in a private hospital in the city on October 6. After victim’s husband filed a complaint against the accused he was arrested and released on bail.

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The incident occurred at the Fortis hospital on October 6 when a 54-year-old woman patient was admitted with dengue.

“She was on bed no. 354 on the third floor of the hospital. Around midnight, Shivakumar went to my wife’s bed and on the pretext of checking her, touched her private parts. My wife informed my son, who was in the hospital. He called me in the morning and told me about it. I rushed to the hospital and my wife narrated me the incident in detail,” the complainant told the police.

Immediately the police rushed to the hospital and detained the accused, who was on duty.

Reportedly accused Shivakumar, who is married with two children, joined Fortis Hospital three months ago. It is learnt that he was working in another hospital before joining Fortis. After the incident, Fortis Hospital terminated his service.

“It is true that the male medical attendant at Fortis Hospital molested my wife. I told the police whatever my wife narrated me and they have also taken a statement from her,” the victim’s husband told sources.

However the accused denied all the allegations. “He claimed that he was just doing his duty and had no other intentions. He said he was checking on the urinary catheter and the woman mistook him,” the police said.

The accused, who was produced before a magistrate, was remanded to judicial custody. The court granted him bail on October 16. The accused has been booked under IPC section 354A: A man who commits physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or a demand or request for sexual favours; or showing pornography against the will of a woman; or making sexually coloured remarks, shall be guilty of the offence of sexual harassment.

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