August 13, 2022

A Justice of the Peace court docket in Dadar has sentenced a suspended ward boy of the civic-run KEM hospital to 2 years in jail for sexually assaulting a girl physician in 2014 whereas she was on an evening shift.

The court docket additionally imposed a nice of Rs. 10,000 on 46-year-old Popat Bhavari. Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Kranti M. Pingale has additionally directed {that a} copy of its judgment be despatched to the KEM hospital.

The court docket stated in its judgment that it’s to be famous that Bhavari was employed at an eminent hospital-like KEM as a ward boy. It has clearly are available proof, it stated, that every day, as many as 15,000 to twenty,000 individuals go to the hospital and being a ward boy, he should be coming in contact with sufferers and their family. Justice of the Peace Pingale stated that amongst family, there shall be ladies, younger women as nicely and ladies family who might have to remain day and night time on the hospital. The court docket added that the complainant herself being a physician. In such circumstances, his act with the girl physician was “extraordinarily condemnable”.

The order stated that him being a ward boy, his manner of wanting in direction of the ladies ought to be a accountable one and famous additional that the current incident had taken place at night time.

It stated that as a hospital worker, he ought to have been answerable for the security of a girl physician on the night time shift, however as an alternative, he sexually assaulted a girl physician.

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Refusing to point out him leniency, the court docket stated that that is the time to place a cease to such an angle, including that provided that individuals of such a mindset because the accused are punished severely, crimes towards ladies may be prevented.

The incident had taken place on Dec 11, 2014, a bit previous midnight within the hospital’s carry. The physician had testified that after a workers member and another individuals who had been within the carry had alighted, the accused had groped her non-public half after which tried to kiss her. The ward boy then fled when the carry door opened on a ground.

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