By: Pune Pulse
December 8, 2023
Pune: An FIR has been registered by the police in Bihar’s Nalanda district against four doctors and a clerk from the Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences, Pawapuri.
As per the information provided, allegations state that these individuals were involved in soliciting sexual favours from three female students in return for improved grades in their viva examinations. To investigate the issue, the Nalanda district administration has established a committee.
As per the information received, the student who filed the complaint informed the authorities that all students were instructed to return to the college after completing their practicals and viva voce exam between 9 am and 2 pm on Wednesday.
The complainant stated that they were informed over the phone that failing to report would result in their failure in the viva test. Upon arriving at the college, the girls were granted entry individually, whereas the boys were made to wait outside the main gate.
In her complaint, she stated that a department head inquired what she would offer him in return if she became the top student. Subsequently, she was instructed to proceed to a different room where two doctors were present, and one of them attempted to kiss her. She further revealed that at least three other girls had also reported similar misconduct by the doctors, who allegedly demanded sexual favours in exchange for passing grades or even improving their marks.
As per reports, several girls had approached police with complaints regarding the misconduct of doctors during the practical and viva tests on December 6. As a result, a case has been registered against four doctors and other individuals. On Thursday, the Nalanda women’s police station took over the investigation of the case.
The head of the medical college informed that in accordance with the established regulations, a committee has been established to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the matter. This committee will engage in discussions with the female students and the doctors involved.