The Chandigarh Police,on Thursday,filed a chargesheet in a local court against five persons in the infamous Bulbul case. The chargesheet was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Rahul Garg,against five employees of the Government-Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH),Sector 16.
Police have named five persons: Dr Veena Sarna head of Gynaecology Department (GMSH-16),Dr Deepak Thakur student of Diplomate of National Board (DNB),Dharma Devi OPD attendant,Prakash Rani ward attendant and Maya Devi a security guard,in the chargesheet.
Police have booked the five on charges of causing death due to negligence (Sec 304 A),destroying evidence (Sec 201) and forgery (Sec 465).
Bulbul,a resident of Bihar,had visited the hospital on July 21,2011 while she was in labour. Ignoring her condition,she was made to shuttle from one window to another and delivered a child outside the OPD counter in a standing position. The babys head hit the floor which resulted in the infants death.
The initial inquiry conducted by the hospital had given a clean chit to almost all hospital staffers. However,the UT Home Secretary had dismissed the report and had ordered another inquiry.
While Dharma Devi is accused of tearing Bulbuls treatment card,Maya and Prakash were alleged to have not let her enter the labour room. Thakur had allegedly altered the time of delivery in the register and was allegedly helped by Dr Sarna in the act.
Last month,the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had recommended the UT Administration to pay a sum of Rs 50,000 as relief to Bulbul.