The girl is a fourth grade school student
A girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a sub assistant community medical officer (SACMO), when she went to receive treatment at a Tangail hospital.
The girl is a fourth grade school student.
The incident took place in Basail Upazila Health Complex on Friday after the girl was escorted by her mother to the hospital for ear treatment.
The accused SACMO Subodh Kumar Das was beaten by locals after the girl's mother protested the incident of her child's assault.
Keeping the girl to Subodh's supervision, her mother went outside the hospital to exchange larger bills into smaller ones to pay medical fees, said the girl's mother.
Taking the opportunity, Subodh groped the girl, and her mother protested after she came back and got to know about the incident, the girl’s mother further said.
However, Subodh denied the allegations against him.
Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Dr Firozur Rahman said arrangements will be made to transfer the accused medical officer.
When asked if an investigation will be launched into the matter, Basail Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shamsun Nahar said the hospital authorities will take necessary actions as no complaints were filed to the upazila administration regarding the matter.