BHUBANESWAR: A 42-year-old pharmacist working in a private medical college and hospital here was arrested by the police for molesting a nursing student on Thursday. The accused was identified as Santosh Kumar Hazari of Sarankula in Nayagarh district.
He was arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by a nursing trainee who alleged that on Saturday Hazari had asked her several personal questions and made lewd remarks. As the girl refuted to answer the questions posed by Hazari, he started molesting her.
As the news about the incident spread, the hospital authorities dissuaded the students from approaching the police and settle the matter internally.
However, as the authorities did not act on the girl’s complaint, the students went on a rampage and broke glass panes of the hospital building demanding immediate action.
As the matter slipped out of hands of the hospital administration, Mancheswar police rushed to the spot and took Hazari into custody. A case has been registered in this connection and the accused booked under Section 354 of the IPC. He was produced in a local court which sent Hazari to judicial custody.
Burglars Loot Cash, Jewellery
Miscreants barged into a house at Indrapasta Phase-II area under Airfield police limits and looted cash and gold worth Rs 2.5 lakh on Wednesday night. According to police, the incident occurred at about 3 am when two persons broke into the house of one Zaheed Khan by breaking the window grill. They threatened Khan and his family with sharp weapons and asked them to hand over keys of a safe and an almirah. The miscreants collected 70 grams of gold jewellery, Rs 60,000 in cash and a couple of cell phones and fled. Police arrived at Khan’s house on Thursday morning with a forensic team and started investigation.