Patient beaten up by a senior doctor in Medical College in Cuttack

A male patient alleged that he was beaten up by a senior doctor from the nephrology department in the state-run Shriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College for consulting a junior doctor on Thursday.

The patient belongs to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and is a native of Bargarh district. He said that he was getting treatment under the consultation of the senior doctor for the past four months and had been receiving medicines from the Odisha State Treatment Fund.

The patient said that on Thursday, he had come for further treatment and consulted the junior doctor on duty at the OPD after getting an outpatient ticket. This angered the senior doctor, who, he alleged, kicked and slapped him saying why he did not come on the day when he had outdoor duty.

The man also claimed that the senior doctor tore his outpatient ticket, and added that he has informed the hospital’s superintendent Shyama Kanungo about the incident.

However, the man’s allegations were denied by the senior doctor saying he never assaulted the patient.

The Hospital Superintendent Kanungo has confirmed receiving complaint on the matter.

This is not the first time that there has been a case regarding assault in SCB Medical College Hospital. On May 30, 2017, a case was registered by the police regarding the assault of attendants of a patient by junior doctors of the hospital.

Kolkata kindergarten student sexually assaulted by teacher

A kindergarten student was assaulted by her male physical education teacher on Friday, December 1st. The incident was reported to have occurred at GD Birla Centre for Education in Ranikuthi, Kolkata.

“Our daughter rushed home crying. We noticed that her uniform had blood stains. She was taken to SSKM Hospital. The doctors informed that she had been sexually abused. Later, she told us that her teacher had trapped her,” her father mentioned in his statement to The Indian Express.

Partha Chatterjee in an interview stated, that the state government along with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has set up a committee to probe the incident. Actions of the school would be monitored so that they consider the security of students as a top priority. Strong measures would be taken to ensure that the accused is punished. He also ensured assistance to the parents.

The Principal informed India Today, that they have begun to investigate the issue thoroughly. CCTV cameras would soon be installed in the school. She further said that the accused had seven years of teaching experience in the school, and had no accusations against him previously.

Agitating parents are reluctant to send their wards to the school till safety measures are strictly formulated and followed. They, along with the girl’s father, protested and demanded the authorities to take necessary action immediately. Police have detained the accused and other staff of the school.

Sources – Indian Express, India Today


Pedophile arrested for sexually assaulting minors

Sunil Rastogi a 38- year old man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting minor school girls after several complaints were registered against him in Delhi. His victims included school-going minors between 9-10 years of age.

Rastogi who works as a tailor was arrested from Rudrapur in Uttarakhand. He lived in Delhi before he shifted to Rudrapur in 2004. The accused is married and is a father of five, including three daughters. His children are now being interrogated to find if he had ever assaulted them as well. According to the NDTV, the police said, “Whenever he would find any minor girl going to home from school, he used to mislead her on the pretext that her father had sent some clothes or some other articles to give her and take her to an isolated place to sexually assault them.

A case was registered against an unidentified man on December 13, 2016, on the statement of a minor girl, in New Ashok Nagar police station. Later on January 10, 2017, two cases of attempted kidnapping of minors, were reported. The investigators found similarities in the manner of all the three crime  committed. As a result, the police suspected that it was the same person involved in all of them.

The accused further confessed to assaulting minors in New Ashok Nagar, Delhi, Ghaziabad and Rudrapur.  The image of the accused was developed from the CCTV footage from the area of crime committed. Cases of drugs, theft and molestation have been registered against him in the past. Currently, he is being interrogated for his other criminal acts.



Asaduddin Owaisi granted bail in Cong leaders assault case

On Monday, a city court granted bail to All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi in a case relating to attack on Congress leaders. It was alleged that a mob that attacked a senior Telangana Congress Party legislators was led by him. Owaisi surrendered before police on Monday.

The Hyderabad MP presented himself before V Satyanaryana, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South zone, soon after his return from Uttar Pradesh, after which he was taken to a government-run Osmania General Hospital for medical checkup.He was then produced before a magistrate at Nampally Criminal Court complex. On two surety bonds of Rs 5000 each, the MP was granted bail.

In connection with the attack on Congress party’s Telangana unit presiden,t Uttam Kumar Reddy and senior leader, Mohammed Ali Shabbir, Owaisi and other AIMIM activists were booked.

On February the AIMIM workers  attacked Congress leaders and damaged their car near Mirchowk police station in the old city in Hyderabad. It was alleged that while the attack was going, Owaisi was present there during the course of elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

The complaint was filed against the MP and others for unlawful assembly, voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.

Earlier all six accused in the case were arrested by the Police had already arrested. They were all released on bail after that.

Sources: Hindustan Times