G T Hospital staffer held for molesting woman

A 57-year-old ward boy at G T Hospital was on Saturday arrested for allegedly molesting a 20-year-old woman, police said.

Mohan Dhamale, employed at the hospital for nearly 30 years, allegedly molested the woman in a deserted portion of the hospital premises around 7.15 am, when his superiors were not around.

The victim registered a complaint at Azad Maidan police station. Dhamale, who lives in Santacruz West and has two daughters, was arrested and remanded in judicial custody till February 24. "We have charged him under Section 354 (using criminal force to outrage a woman's modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and a probe is on," said sub-inspector Khanvilkar.

"Dhamale was to retire in three years. We have suspended him," said Dr T P Lasagne, Dean, J J Group of Hospitals.

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