sexual harassment


An employee of the civil hospital here has been booked for allegedly molesting and attempting to rape a student of first year of Bachelor in Nursing in a private nursing college here. The 19-year-old girl student had joined the clinical training programme with her classmates at the hospital.

On Friday afternoon, Amandeep Singh, 26, an employee of the hospital deputed as assistant in the X-ray lab, allegedly entered the X-ray room of the hospital and bolted the room from inside when the girl was in the room. When he tried to molest her, she raised an alarm. Then he  fled from the spot.

Later on, the victim reported the matter to the authorities of the hospital. A case has been registered against the accused under section 354-A of the IPC.

Lakhbir Singh, superintendent of police (H), said an hunt has been launched to nab the accused, who is married and ha s two kids.

The accused had lost his mother, who was working in the hospital, a few days ago and had got the job on compassionate grounds.