The Medical Superintendent of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Hospital in Jamshedpur district has been removed from his post following alleged sexual assault on a minor rape victim by the hospital security guard. The incident had occurred on Sunday evening and the accused was arrested on Monday.
Director-in-Chief (Health), Dr Praveen Chandra, said: “The medical superintendent Dr R Y Chowdhary has been removed from his post. The current charge has temporarily been given to the MGM College Principal. A three-member team had reached Jamshedpur last evening itself. It will be inquiring into various aspects of the case. This will include the role of security agency personnel and the overall system for hiring such agencies. Requisite action would be taken following comprehensive review of the entire system in the hospital.”
Meanwhile, the police said that they were still inquiring into the role of the security agency personnel in allowing the accused guard, Shambhu Mahato, to escape. “No fresh case has been registered. The investigation in the case is still on. As of now, there is only accused,” said Inspector (Sakchi), Anjani Kumar Tiwari.
On Sunday, a minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by the guard when her mother had gone to fetch something for her to eat. The girl was earlier raped by a minor boy on January 26 and had since been admitted to MGM Hospital. On Monday, she was taken to Tata Main Hospital for further treatment. The police said that her statement would be formally recorded once she recovered from the state of shock she was in.
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