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Lab technician held for molesting patient at SCB


OST Bureau

Cuttack, Aug 7

Police have arrested a laboratory technician of the SCB Medical College and Hospital on charges of molesting a woman by posing as a doctor.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, was recuperating in the gynaecology ward of the Hospital after giving birth to a girl on August 4.

The accused a junior laboratory technician allegedly entered the ward, a “prohibited area”, in the early hours of Tuesday in an inebriated state and started examining the 28-year-old woman, the police said.

The woman got suspicious and raised an alarm as the man touched her private parts. A security guard and the nurse on duty overpowered the accused.

While the Mangalabag police have arrested the 45-year-old laboratory technician on the basis of a complaint by the nurse, hospital authorities have suspended him and started an inquiry. Hospital superintendent S Kanungo said steps would be taken to ensure such incidents did not recur.