Mumbai crime: Teenager molested while undergoing X-ray exam

Feb 07, 2014, 08:10 IST | Anuradha Varanasi

The 17-year old girl was molested when she went for a test to Nair Hospital

The police have arrested an X-ray technician for allegedly molesting a girl who was undergoing an X-ray examination at the civic-run Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central. According to police officials, the incident took place on Wednesday, around 1 pm, when the 17-year old went to the outpatient department of the hospital. She was asked to undergo an X-ray of her chest, as she was suffering from severe cough and cold.

The victim alleged that the 30-year-old technician, Vijay Kurade, who was alone with her at the time of the incident, deliberately touched her chest at the pretext of conducting the X-ray. The minor immediately informed her family members who had accompanied her to the hospital.

Nair Hospital
Nair Hospital

The same evening, they registered an FIR at Agripada police station. The investigating officer at the police station, said, “We have filed an FIR under Section 354 (Outraging the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

He has been produced before the magistrate’s court and remanded to custody for further investigation. We are also checking his prior criminal record.” While the hospital authorities have refused to comment, a source from the hospital said Kurade is a resident of Nallasopara and is married. He was employed by the hospital three years ago.

Similar case of molestation
In August 2012, a 48-year-old ward boy was arrested after he molested a female patient in the X-ray department at St George Hospital in Fort. He was transferred out of the hospital after the incident.

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