Sexual Harassment by a Doctor: A 24-year-old Woman Attempted Suicide

A 24-year-old woman from Pernambut, Vellore, who was working as a laboratory technician in a private hospital in Tirupattur, attempted suicide.

The young woman has been working in the hospital for the past four years. On February 15, the hospital’s founder’s son, Vaidya Nivethan (28), allegedly sexually assaulted her, police said.

The accused also threatened not to tell anyone about the harassment. Even after the incident, the young woman continued to work for three days. However, it is reported that later he stopped going to the hospital.

Parents have questioned about the sudden stop of going to work. However, she did not inform the exploiters about the incident. However, on Tuesday night, she tried to commit suicide and was taken to the Pernambut Government Hospital. In the hospital, she has told about the violence on her.

The Pernambut police registered a case and transferred the case to the Omarabad police in Tirupattur for investigation.

An FIR has been registered against Dr.Nivethan under Sections 354 (a) and 506 (1) of the IPC and Section 4 of the Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act.

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