Srinagar: Amidst minus degree temperatures on Thursday, students of Jammu Medical College and many others in the state, came out to protest against the alleged molestation by a Forensic Science, Professor of JMC, Jammu, of a ladakhi girl student studying at the college. The students demanded severe action be taken against the professor.
On December 20, a ladakhi girl student of Jammu Medical College pursuing an MBBS course, alleged that she was molested by the HOD forensic labs, Bupesh Khajuria. She has filed an FIR against the HOD.
The accused is under suspension by the Jammu and Kashmir Government .
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the placement of Dr Bhupesh Khajuria, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu under suspension with immediate effect”, a government order read.
Dr Khajuria Head ,Department of Forensic Medicine was booked on December 27, following a written complaint by the girl. The victim had alleged that the doctor had called her to his room on the pretext of discussing her exam result and after a while started to molest her.
Nawang Rigzin Jora, Congress Legislative Party Leader , has raised the issue in the assembly and urged the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to look into the issue and take action against the accused .
All Ladakh Students Union Thursday staged a protest in Press Enclave, Srinagar protest against the man demanding stern action against the culprit.
“We want justice and request authorities to take strict action against the HOD,” protesting students said and warned of protests on daily basis in case government fails to take action against the doctor.
Government Medical College, Jammu, a premier institute of J&K was started in the year, 1973 in a temporary building with the object to provide quality education and deliver the health care service to the people of this region. This institution is located in the heart of Temple City Jammu. This institution was started with the aim to train fifty medical students for MBBS course per year and to serve as referral hospital for Jammu Province. But now the seating capacity has been increased upto 120 students per year, Besides MBBS course the college also imparts Post-graduate training Course.
From the make shift sheds of years, with meager staff and equipments, to the present day mammoth complete with chain of adequately staff and fully equipped associated hospitals, this college is now credited to the amongst a few top institution in the Northern Indian.