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Punjab: SAD sarpanch, son held for ‘assaulting’ pregnant nurse

CCTV footage purportedly showed the sarpanch pushing the nurse.

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Baghapurana police arrested a SAD sarpanch, Paramjeet Singh, and his son Gurjit Singh of Alamwala village for allegedly abusing and assaulting a pregnant nurse at Gupta Hospital in Baghapurana of Moga.

Baghapurana police Saturday arrested a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) sarpanch, Paramjeet Singh, and his son Gurjit Singh of Alamwala village for allegedly abusing and assaulting a pregnant nurse at Gupta Hospital in Baghapurana of Moga Thursday.

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The nurse, Ramandeep Kaur, said, “We were sitting in the waiting room when both of them came to get a patient discharged… the doctor told them to wait for 10 minutes… and started abusing the doctor. I politely told them not to abuse. The sarpanch said: ‘Who are you to stop me from abusing, a small-time nurse who gets Rs 1,000 a month?… Do you know who I am? I am a sarpanch)’.”

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CCTV footage purportedly showed the sarpanch pushing the nurse.

CCTV footage purportedly showed the sarpanch pushing the nurse. It also reportedly showed the father and son repeatedly slapping the nurse as another person tried to intervene. The accused were arrested following the statement of the victim.

SHO Gurmail Singh said, “Both the accused have confessed.”