An employee of the state-run super speciality SSKM Hospital in Kolkata was arrested Wednesday for "outraging the modesty" of a female patient during a medical test Tuesday night.
"We have arrested Haren Debnath, a staff of the hospital, on charges of outraging the modesty of this 32-year-old lady during an ECG test," Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ajay Kumar told IANS.
"A complaint was lodged by the woman's relatives after the incident and we acted on it," he said.
"We will take action if he is proved guilty. The details of the complaint made by the patient were such that I am ashamed to even read it. I will see to the end of it," said Ashok Kumar Ghosh, superintendent of the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research (IPGMER), popularly known as SSKM Hospital.
Trinamool Congress activists led by Madan Mitra agitated before the hospital to protest the incident.