Malaria officer held on molestation charge

Keonjahr: Police on Monday arrested the district malaria officer on charges of molesting a woman in Barbil here.

Doctor Nirmal Kumar Nayak has been forwarded to court after interrogation, police said.

“Prima facie, the allegation seems true”, Barbil SDPO said.

A 19-year old woman came to the malaria officer for abortion while Nayak outraged her modesty. Later, husband of the woman beat the doctor black and blue and informed the police.