Jaypee Hospital in Noida
Jaypee Hospital in Noida|File photo
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Doctor allegedly molests COVID-19 patient in isolation room

A case was registered by the police against the doctor under section 354 of the IPC

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

A 20-year-old COVID-19 patient was allegedly molested by a doctor who was also infected a recovering in the same room. The alleged incident occurred at Jaypee Hospital in Sector 128, Noida.

The victim, a student of Delhi University, has filed a complaint with the police after she narrated her ordeal to her family members.

In her complaint filed with the police, she stated that the doctor after settling down in her room, started a conversation with her.

“He then started telling me about post Covid symptoms and spoke about various clots that one tends to have in various parts of the body. He then walked towards me and asked me to lie down. He then started touching me inappropriately,” said the victim in her complaint.

A case was registered by the police against the doctor under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code.

“We have filed a case and a probe in the matter is underway. The suspect is himself a Covid patient and cannot be questioned immediately, but we are keeping tab on the situation,” said Yogesh Malik, station house officer, Expressway police station while speaking to the reporters on the incident.

Administration officials of Jaypee Hospital said that the accused doctor worked for them on a part-time basis and said that they are fully co-operating with the police authorities on the investigation.

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