DCW issues notice in doctor ‘molested’ by undertrial prisoner in Mandoli jail case

Panel said it has issued notice to Director General of Prisons seeking details of FIR & enquiry report in this. It has also sought to know steps taken by authorities to ensure safety of female staff.

Published: 29th September 2022 12:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2022 12:00 PM   |  A+A-

Swati Maliwal

DCW chief Swati Maliwal (File photo| PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the Director General of Prisons after a woman doctor was allegedly molested by an undertrial prisoner at the Mandoli jail the victim was a resident doctor and had treated the accused earlier, the panel said.

The doctor told the panel that when she went to the washroom on September 26, she found that the accused was already hiding there. the prisoner attempted to rape her but she managed to escape and alerted the security staff, according to DCW. The accused is lodged in jail in a rape case, the panel said.

“This is a very serious matter and raises the issue of safety and security of the women staff working in jails,” the panel said. The panel said it has issued a notice to the Director General of Prisons seeking details of the FIR and enquiry report in the matter, it said. The DCW has also sought to know the steps taken by authorities to ensure the safety of its female staff in Delhi jails. It has sought details of the Internal complaints committee constituted for each jail in Delhi.

The details of complaints of sexual harassment received along with the action taken have also been enquired into, it said, adding that prison authorities have been asked to submit the response by October 3.

DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said, “It a very unfortunate ordeal that a lady doctor working in jail had to undergo. she had to physically fight the man to somehow break free and escape. efforts must be made to
ensure that such acts are never repeated in the future.” 


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