Pharmacist arrested on molestation charge

Bhubaneswar: A 42-year-old pharmacist of Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital here was arrested for allegedly molesting a Nursing student yesterday.

The accused was identified as Santosh Kumar Hazari of Sarankula village of Nayagarh district.

He was arrested on the basis of a police complaint lodged by the student alleging that Santosh attempted to molest her. When the girl shouted for help, staff of the college reached the spot. However, the accused managed to flee the scene.

When students approached the authorities of the medical college, they tried to settle the matter internally. When no action was taken on the girl’s complaint, students went on a rampage and broke glass panes of the hospital building.

Later, Mancheswar police rushed to the spot and took Santosh into custody. He was produced in the court and sent to judicial custody.