Shopian: A doctor posted at a primary health centre in Harmain area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district allegedly tried to molest a girl.
Quoting an unnamed official, Kashmir News Observer reported that a girl from Aloora area of Shopian, who had visited the PHC for treatment, alleged that a doctor on duty there tried to molest her.
He said that soon after the incident, locals assembled while the doctor fled from the spot following which locals locked the hospital and staged a protest demonstration, demanding strict action against the doctor involved in the act.
Chief Medical Officer Shopian, Dr Ramesh Malla, told KNO that soon after the complaint, block medical officer and zonal medical officer rushed to the spot to enquire the matter.
He added that three staff members including the accused doctor have been suspended till pending enquiry.
“A committee has been framed that will investigate the matter after which further course of action will be taken,” he said, adding that involved person will face strict action as per law.
Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian, Amrit Paul Singh, said that they are yet to receive any complaint in this regard.
“Once the complaint is submitted, we will initiate an investigation,” he said. KNO
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