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Cleaner Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Patient in Maharashtra Hospital

The accused, identified as Dinesh Koli, was arrested after the survivor's father filed a complaint.


Updated:December 26, 2018, 12:21 PM IST
Cleaner Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Patient in Maharashtra Hospital
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Thane: A 39-year-old cleaner sexually assaulted a teenage patient by tying her hand to the
bed at a civic-run hospital here in Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday.

The accused, identified as Dinesh Koli, has been arrested for the incident which took place at the hospital
located in Thane district's Kalwa town around 12.30 am on Saturday, a police official said.

The 14-year-old survivor was admitted to the hospital on December 19 as she was suffering from seizures. During the treatment, her one hand was tied to the bed to administer saline to her, police said.

On Saturday, the accused tied the survivor's other hand also to the bed and allegedly touched her inappropriately, as per the First Information Report (FIR) registered in the case.

A patient on an adjacent bed sensed something was amiss after seeing the survivor panic. The former raised an alarm following which the accused was caught, police said.

Based on a complaint filed by the survivor's father, the accused was arrested by Kalwa police on Monday and booked under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.

The hospital authorities refused to comment on the incident.
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