Delhi nurse in an inebriated condition hits infant, arrested

CCTV footage from a room where the infant was admitted showed that around 4 am on July 24, a nurse was thrashing him.

By Rajan Nath - July 30, 2021 5:07 pm

Delhi News: A nurse at a hospital in Delhi was arrested on Friday for allegedly beating up a two-month-old who suffered severe injuries.

According to information, the nurse was employed at a hospital in Shahdara's Vivek Vihar, Delhi. She was arrested on the basis of a complaint by the infant's father. The nurse has been identified as Somayya (24).

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"It's suspected that she was drunk on the night of the incident", the police said adding that as per allegation the nurse used to frequently get drunk on the job.

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The complainant has been identified as Sabeeb (28), a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. Sabeeb and his wife had delivered twins in May while one of his sons who fell sick was admitted to the hospital in Vivek Vihar in the national capital on July 18.

The man claimed that on July 24, he received a call from the hospital informing him about injuries sustained by his son.

When Sabeeb enquired about the injuries, the doctor allegedly threatened him. He also said that he was appalled to see that his son had suffered a fracture in his hand and his face was swollen.

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Also, Sabeeb said that the CCTV footage from the room where his son was admitted showed that around 4 am on July 24, a nurse was thrashing his son.

Meanwhile, the police has registered an FIR under section 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (Common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of JJ Act.

-PTC News / Delhi