Police have arrested a doctor working at the Chhinnamasta Hospital in Rajbiraj of Saptari on charges of sexually abusing a patient under the pretext of treatment.
Superintendent of Police Rajendra Prasad Dhamala informed that they arrested Rajan Jaiswal, a pediatrician, on March 26 for sexually abusing the patient, a 25-year-old woman, at the hospital.
“Initially, I thought he accidentally touched me while examining my newborn baby,” the victim reported, “But then he started opening my blouse and touching me inappropriately despite my repeated protests.”
The woman from Khutuna in Madhubani district of Bihar, India, had come to her maternal home in Saptari for delivery of her child. She was admitted to Chhinnamasta Hospital and gave birth to a baby girl on March 24. The newborn was sent to the ICU.
Preliminary police investigation has shown that it is an incident of sexual abuse. The victim has lodged a complaint at the District Police Office. Hospital administrator Rajesh Jha has issued a statement informing that the hospital has immediately suspended Jaiswal.