Sexually harassed' Dalit seeks justice
TNN, Jun 1, 2010, 04.34am IST
JAIPUR: A Dalit women is forced to run from pillar to post seeking
justice against a government doctor for allegedly sexually harassing
her at a hospital in Alwar. Ramila Devi (name changed), a resident of
Alwar and a cleaner at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, was reportedly called by
the principal medical officer, Dr Pardeep Gutpa to his cabin. He then
reportedly tried to sexually abuse and harass her in the presence of a
supervisor, Mahaveer Singh, on April 10, 2010.
"I ran away from the room, when he held my hand intending to harass
me. He abused and threatened me with dire consequences, if I discussed
this incident with anyone," said Devi. She went to the police but in
vain. "The police closed the case," said Devi. She alleged that a
senior police officer and two senior politicians are helping the
To protest, she went on a hunger-strike but nobody came to her rescue.
The hunger-strike lasted for nine days when the she was called to
Jaipur by social activist Kavita Srivastava, head of Public Union for
Civil Liberties (PUCL). PUCL took her to chief minister Ashok Gehlot
who assured them of a CID inquiry.
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