A 33-year-old Juhu resident was arrested by Amboli police for allegedly molesting an on-duty feminine physician at a Covid care centre in Andheri. According to cops, the incident came about on June 15 when the accused was admitted to the Covid care centre at Laxmi Business Park in Andheri.
The 29-year-old physician, in her assertion to the police, stated she was administering treatment to a affected person when the accused, Agnel Fernandes, was sitting behind her on a chair and instantly attacked her from behind.
As she shouted for assist, the ward boy and a safety guard, who have been on responsibility, got here to her assist and rescued her. Her colleagues then took her to Cooper Hospital for a medical check-up as she was injured within the assault, stated cops.
Soon after the incident the accused was shifted to Cooper Hospital and an FIR was registered in opposition to him on June 16 beneath sections 354 (assault or legal power to girl with intent to outrage her modesty), 353 (assault or legal power to discourage public servant from discharge of his/her responsibility), 332 (voluntarily causes damage to discourage public servant from his/her responsibility) and 323 (voluntarily inflicting damage) of the Indian Penal Code.
Someshwar Kamthe, senior inspector from Amboli police station, stated, “We did not arrest the accused as he was under treatment for Covid-19 at Cooper Hospital. On July 7, when he had recovered and was discharged from the hospital, we arrested him.”
“The family of the accused had filed an anticipatory bail application before the court, but we arrested him before the hearing started and informed the court about the same. The court has now remanded him in judicial custody till July 20,” stated Kamthe.
“When we asked him the reason behind committing the act, the accused said he didn’t remember why and how it all happened. We have strong evidence against the accused and have procured CCTV footage which captured the entire incident. We have also recorded statements of three to four people who were present at the time of incident.”