Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:02:19 GMT

Crime: Sex for certificate scandal in hospital & more

Today’s crime file opens with a sex scandal in Lucknow. Officials were caught in a sting operation by students of nursing as they sought sexual favours in return for attendance certificates. Also in this file is the issue of molestation in the skies when an airhostess was allegedly assaulted. There is more. Read on..

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Doctor arrested, but the sting operation may reveal more

Students of a private hospital in Lucknow have alleged that the hospital administration was forcibly taking sexual favours from students to award them attendance certificates.

The matter came to light when a student, Anamika (name changed), conducted a sting operation when the PRO of the hospital called her to his house Saturday night.

"I am doing a three-and-a-half-year nursing diploma in the K.K. Hospital and have completed over two years. However, my attendance was short and the PRO, Ramjilal Vajpai, asked me for sexual favours to sort out things. He was exploiting me for the past few months after which I decided to perform the sting operation and expose them," the girl, not willing to be named, told mediapersons.

Narrating her experience, Anamika told the police that she was sent to the office of the director of the college Kamal Kant Singh. "He asked me as to why I was there. So, I told him about the examination. Kamal Kant, and his brothers KK Singh and Kunwar Kant, who were also present in the room, allegedly started asking me obscene questions and gave an indecent proposal. When he did not see me reacting, he tried to physically assault me.

Somehow, I managed to escape." The girl, thereafter, reportedly went to Dr KM Singh and narrated what his sons did, but he reportedly rubbished the claim and threw her out of the room.

Another student, Satyabhama Singh, lodged an FIR against the hospital administration at the Vazeerganj police station Sunday.

"She is not alone. A large number of girls, including me, are being exploited in the hospital," Singh told reporters.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Lucknow, Prem Prakash said: "Initial investigations have revealed that the racket was going on for a long time. An FIR has been lodged and we have also arrested Kamal Kant Singh, the director of the hospital, and his elder brother Krishna Kant Singh. Vajpai is absconding."
According to officials, Krishna Kant Singh is a professor in the surgery department of the Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) and has a "dubious history".

"Krishna Kant Singh has been suspended a number of times and has been found to be involved in issuance of fake degrees," a police officer said.

The K.K. Hospital is located right in front of the district police headquarters in Vazeerganj locality.

The girl and her father lodged an FIR in this regard with the Wazirganj police circle on Sunday. KK Singh and Kamal Kant were arrested by the police in the evening. Their father Dr KM Singh -- the former vice-chancellor of CSMMU -- has also been named in the FIR but the police said that they would be acting against him after they are convinced about his role in the entire event.

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