Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 31:
Orissa High Court today granted conditional bail to head of the department (HoD) of Anaesthesia department of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack.
The HoD Laxmidhara Das was granted bail after spending over a month in Choudwar Circle Jail here. He was arrested on February 26 last month on charges of sexually harassing a post graduate girl student of the same department.
Twin City Commissionerate Police had booked Dr Das under sections 354, 354 (A) and 354 (D) of IPC.
Three days after his arrest, Dr Das was suspended from his job by the SCBMCH authorities.
Notably, a first year PG girl student of Anaesthesia department of the SCBMCH had levelled serious charges of sexual harassment and intimidation against Dr Das.
The victim, a Dalit student hailing from Puducherry, had alleged that Dr Das had been subjecting her to sexual harassment for the last six months.
The victim had lodged an FIR at the Mangalabag police station and also recorded her statement.