The issue of molestation of a junior female doctor and burgling of Rs 15000 and a mobile from her in the hostel of Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, MP, has reached Delhi.
The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (Forda)-India has sought intervention by the state health minister, including arrest of the culprit, installation of CCTV cameras and action against the college administration for breach in security.
This theft that took place on October 4, 2019, has created fear among female doctors who stay in the college hostel. Presently, doctors are protesting in the medical college and demanding action against the culprits. The fearful female doctors are staying in the college auditorium.
“Breaching the non existing security at the women's hostel for post graduate trainees, a burglar attacked a PG student and misbehaved with her. Similar incidents of breach in security, theft and attacks on doctors have been reported and the college administration apparently gives a damn about it. We are appalled by such attitude of the college and state administration,” said Forda in a statement.
“While condemning the incident in the strongest words, we extend our support to the agitating doctors from GMC, Bhopal, and other colleges. FORDA demands immediate deployment of adequate security as demanded by JDA, installation of CCTVs in the hospital as well as hostel premises,” reads the statement.
“We also demand state authorities to apprehend the perpetrators of such heinous crimes. The college administration has failed miserably to provide adequate safety to the students and doctors, and independent inquiry should be conducted to find out the culrpits,” said Dr Sunil Arora, General Secretary, Forda-India.
According to a report published in a newspaper, the female doctor had been sleeping on the second floor of the girls’ hostel in H block, since 1 am. Around 5:30 am, the doctor heard the sound of some object falling. When the doctor woke up, she found a youngster around 21 years old in her room who grabbed her before she could ask anything.
He put a screwdriver on her neck and asked her not to make any noise. The scared doctor pleaded with him to leave her and asked him to take Rs 15000 from her bag. The doctor said that the burgler had already taken the money from her bag.
She said that she gave her mobile phone to him but he started misbehaving with her. She, somehow, managed to push him away and freed herself. She then kicked him, screamed and left the room. Meanwhile the burglar jumped and fled.