Jamshedpur police nab culprit involved in raping patient at MGM Hospital

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Accused confesses his crime  

Jamshedpur, March 15: The police have arrested the youth who had raped a 58-year-old woman patient at the MGM Medical College Hospital. The culprit was nabbed from a shop’s verandah along Kalimati Road under Sakchi at the wee hours of Sunday. The culprit has been identified as Gutu Pramanik (30), a resident of Zone No 1 in Birsanagar.

Revealing about the breakthrough, senior SP, Anoop Birtharay said that the rape accused has confessed his crime before he was taken to the victim who also identified the accused to be the  person who had raped her.

The senior SP said that acting on a tip off, a police team which was formed under city SP, Subhas Chandra Jat for probing into the incident. The team had found accused’s trouser from the medicine ward of the medical college hospital.

He said that they have the medical examination report for confirmation of rape and accused’s trouser which will help in getting the accused convicted.

According to information, Gutu has a criminal record and was sent to Ghaghidih-based remand home for committing theft at Birsanagar in 2002, when he was only 12 year old. Later he continued to commit theft and was arrested as many as six times in theft cases by Birsanagar, Golmuri and Sidhgora thana.

The victim who is a resident of Parsudih was raped by a youth in presence of two other woman patients in the medicine ward located on the third floor of the medical college hospital at about 11 pm on March 4.  The victim left the hospital next morning.  After the incident was covered by social media, the police came into action.  The police had not only traced the victim from Parsudih area, but made her to lodge an FIR against the unidentified culprit on March 11.

The police had scanned CCTV footage of the accused while starting a hunt for him.  The police had also declared a reward of Rs 10,000 on Saturday  for the information leading to the arrest of the culprit.

Superintendent, MGM Medical College Hospital, Sanjay Kumar had asked the deputy superintendent Nakul Kumar Chaudhury for carrying out a probe into the allegation of the rape of a woman patient.

A police official who was in the investigating team said that Gutu is a rapist and used to satiate his lust from the patients and also sometime the lady sweepers in the medical college hospital.

” As per the information we received that night, the accused Gutu had entered into the medicine ward at about 11 pm and bolted  the door from inside.  He subsequently raped the woman patient and threatened two other woman patients to keep shut.  After committing the rape, the accused forced the victim to get down from her bed and he himself slept on it. At about 3 am he got up and fled the ward,” said the official.

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