Bangalore Corona News: Molestation of patient in Bengaluru; No headway yet | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Investigation into the alleged molestation of a Covid-19 patient by a doctor at Victoria Hospital has made no progress even 24 days after a complaint was registered with VV Puram police.
Police said an investigation is on, but till now there is no clarity on the suspect’s identity. The woman was pregnant at the time – July 25 — when the alleged incident took place.
“She is still Covid-19 positive and she delivered a baby last week,” police said. “So, we are unable to record her statement about the incident. We will do it once she recovers.”
A police officer said the case was registered on July 30, five days after the incident. “An internal probe was launched in the initial days and then we got busy with the riots in KG Halli and DJ Halli by which time the internal probe was completed. We will get the probe report by Tuesday and then speed up the case,” the officer said.
Dr Ramesh Krishna K, medical superintendent of Victoria Hospital, confirmed that the internal probe was completed and they have submitted a repot to the director of the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. “We are not authorised to divulge findings,” Krishna said.
The woman alleged that a doctor from Trauma Care Centre, a dedicated Covid-19 facility in Victoria Hospital, allegedly sexually harassed her on the night of July 25. Following a complaint from the hospital on July 30, VV Puram police registered a sexual harassment case against the unidentified doctor. The incident came to light after the woman told Dr Asima Banu, Covid ward’s nodal officer, about it.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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