Hospital workers held for molesting 13-yr-old

Two employees of Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital have been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl in the hospital in north Delhi on Sunday.

The victim was undergoing treatment for anaemia and was molested in a toilet of the hospital, police said.

The accused have been identified as Raj and Jitendra, who work with the hospital on contract as cleaners. Police said the girl lives with family in north Delhi’s Wazirabad and has been undergoing treatment at the hospital for some time.

It is alleged that the girl had gone to the toilet to wash some utensils when she was molested by the two men on March 16. In her complaint to police, she said Raj and Jitendra closed the main door of the toilet when she was alone.

She raised an alarm when they tried to sexually harass her. Hearing the commotion, a youth knocked on the door, due to which the accused panicked. They opened the door and tried to flee, but the youth nabbed Jitendra.

The girl narrated her ordeal to the youth and a crowd soon gathered outside the toilet. Jitendra was beaten up by them before being handed over to police. His questioning led to the arrest of Raj.

A case has been registered against Raj and Jitendra with Civil Lines police station. They also face charges under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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