- A girl from north-east India was allegedly molested inside the operation theatre of Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj, Delhi
- The Delhi police have lodged a case under section 354 (molestation) of IPC against the doctor
Hospital authorities claimed there were no allegations of molestation in a legal notice that she sent earlier, but the woman later went to the police station and alleged she had been molested by the doctor.
A 22-year-old woman from North- Eat has alleged that a doctor at Fortis hospital’s Vasant Kunj branch molested her inside the operation theatre during a fistulectomy procedure. Additional DCP (southwest) Monika Bhardwaj said an FIR has been registered. The doctor has not been arrested.
Hospital authorities denied the allegations, claiming that the operation took place with her consent and in the presence of two female nurses, a male anaesthetist and a male OT technician.
“The woman visited the hospital on October 16… She was found to be suffering from anal fistula,” a hospital spokesperson said. “She was advised to surgery and explained the procedure,” the hospital spokesperson said.
“He took me to OT and gave me an injection to make me unconscious, but his intention was to play with my body. He used to call me only in evening,” she said.
The police said after receiving the complaint, they have lodged a case under section 354 (molestation) of IPC against the doctor.
“The complainant is against Muneedra Gupta, the doctor who she has mentioned in the FIR. We are looking into the matter while no arrest has been made so far. She approached us on 18 February,” the police said.
Later, the woman’s lawyer sent a notice to the hospital asking them to compensate her for the procedure, the spokesperson said. Hospital authorities claimed there were no allegations of molestation in the legal notice, but the woman later went to the police station and alleged she had been molested by the doctor
Fortis Hospital has issued a statement denying the allegations of the girl who claimed she was molested inside the operation theatre.