Coimbatore: Doctor held for sexually harassing trainee-nurse
A 47-year-old doctor was imprisoned here on Thursday for alleged sexual harassment of a trainee-nursing student by attempting to molest the poor girl after administrating her anesthetic injection and for an alleged action replay bid with a few other nursing students of the same group.
Police said Dr Raveendran, who runs a private hospital near Singanallur, had as his guests a group of 11 first-year Nursing diploma students from a Dindigul institute including a 17-year-old girl, who had come down to the hospital for training.
Even as the training was going on, the girl had a few days ago approached Dr Raveendran seeking medicine for her severe cold. But the doctor, allegedly, along with an injection for treating cold, administered an anesthetic injection claiming it was a vitamin source.
When the girl started to feel drowsy the doctor had allegedly molested her. After a long struggle, the girl escaped from his room and was found lying in a semi-conscious state in the hospital’s verandah.
Shocked at seeing her condition, the other trainee-students turned panic and took up the issue with the doctor’s wife, who pacified the students and promised them that such incidents will never recur in the hospital.
However, with few other trainee-students facing the same predicament, the girls promptly sent a message to the Coimbatore child line coordinator, police said.
After enquiring with the students, the child line centre’s coordinator Ms. Sulekha lodged a complaint against Dr Raveendran at the Coimbatore east wing all women’s police station.
Based on her complaint, inspector Masudha Begum arrested Dr Raveendran. He was produced before a local court and remanded to judicial custody.