Iraqi women sexually assaulted by Fortis staffer

An Iraqi national was allegedly sexually assaulted by staff member of the Gurgaon’s Fortis hospital.

Published: 18th July 2016 09:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2016 09:09 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: An Iraqi national was allegedly sexually assaulted by staff member of the Gurgaon’s Fortis hospital when she was admitted there for a period of 10 days. The city police on Monday registered a case against an unknown person after receiving the complaint from the Ministry of External affairs.

“A complaint has been made to the Embassy of Iraq by a female Iraqi national that she was sexually harassed while she was admitted in Fortis hospital, Gurgaon. MEA has informed Gurgaon Police about this. We have registered a case, although no complaint was made to the police by the lady, further investigation will be carried out upon receiving the lady's complaint” said Deepak Saharan Deputy Commissioner Police East Gurgaon.

According to the police, a case under section 354A (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sushant Lok police station against the Fortis staffer. The victim was admitted to the hospital on July 5 for treatment.

After her discharge on 15th she complained to the Embassy which in turn forwarded the complaint to the External Affairs ministry. 

“On the basis of this complaint from the Iraq embassy, we have registered case against unknown person. The case has been registered on the complaint of Director of Bureau of Security Ministry of External Affairs,” said Hawa Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon.

"We are checking out the CCTV footage of the hospital when the victim was hospitalized," Singh added.

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