Lawrence Milton| TNN |
In her death note, she had accused medical officer Harish, who was then working at Bilikere PHC, responsible for her extreme step.
HD Ananda Kumar, public prosecutor, told TOI that Mamatha had worked earlier under Harish at Bilikere PHC during when the medical officer sexually harassed her at work. She then had recorded a conversation of Harish and then lodged a complaint with District health authorities against the medical officer of harassment.
Mamatha unable to bear unrelenting harassment ended her life at Hanagod in January 2010, the public prosecutor explained.
Initially, Harish was booked for abetting suicide but later the court tried him under IPC section 354 and 323 for outraging the modesty of woman and voluntarily causing hurt. Court judge Vijaykumar Ananda Shetty has ordered to pay Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin of Mamatha from the fine amount. Though Harish sought time to appeal against the judgment, the court sent him to jail. Harish was out on bail and has continued work in Mysuru. District health officer B Basavaraj said Harish was presently working at Thippur PHC in KR Nagar taluk.