Nursing students allegedly molested in Chhattisgarh private hospital
RAIPUR: Two nursing
students, who were admitted for treatment in Srikrishna Hospital located at
Rajendra Nagar, were allegedly molested by an employee of the hospital after
administering them sleeping pills.
When a complaint of the
incident was made with the hospital management, the accused chased the brother
of a victim with scissors, following which a tumult was aroused there. The
police team, which reached the spot, has started investigation with the
students, relatives and the hospital management. The accused has been arrested.
According to Rajendra
Nagar police, two nursing students have been admitted in the ICU of the
hospital for about a week. They were complaining of weakness. The students
alleged that one of the employees of the hospital had been sleeping on their
bed on the pretext of taking their care and after giving them sleeping pills
had been molesting them.
Last night at 2.30 he
again tried to molest them. Both the girls informed their family members about
the incident. The family members discussed the issue with the hospital
management, but they were unheard of.
The police said that on
Saturday morning somebody had telephoned and registered a complaint of
molestation in the hospital. Based on the information, TI Toppo sent a team to
the place of incident immediately. The team made enquiry from both the admitted
The students said they
were being molested. When complained, doctor of the hospital was keeping mum.
The students told the police that on Saturday morning, when their family
members reached the hospital, they told them about the incident.
The brother and other
family members of the students said that they by making a complaint of the
incident with the hospital management had demanded action against the accused
employee. In between, the accused chased them with a scissor. With the
interference of the relatives of other patients present there, the issue was
They said that several
other nursing students, who come there for treatment, had also complained of
molestation. But they did not complain of this because of fear of public shame.
After complaint with the police, 3-4 doctors of the hospital have been mounting
pressure on them for compromise. They demanded strict action against the
Rajendra Nagar TI said
that on the information from control room the police team made enquiry from the
victim students. They have complained that one of the employees of the hospital,
Rakesh Meena, on the pretext of taking care of them, had been molesting them.
The police have arrested the accused. At present, enquiry is being done from
all the parties. If need be, CCTV footage would also be collected, he added.