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Nurse arrested for assaulting elderly woman at Patuli

Kolkata: An elderly woman was allegedly assaulted by a nurse who was engaged to look after her, on Friday at Patuli.

According to sources, Sukumari Ghosh, a resident of Ghosh Para in Patuli, used to live with her son and daughter. Due to several diseases, Ghosh had gone weak.

She lost her ability to walk or even sit on the bed on her own two years ago, after she suffered a stroke. As her son and daughter go out during the day for their jobs, they decided to appoint a trained nurse to look after her.

Approximately four months ago, they appointed a nurse identified as Sanjukta Paik. Since then, both of them used to go out after the nurse came in the morning. Paik used to stay till either of the two came back.

A few days ago, Ghosh's daughter noticed some bruises on her mother's hands and body. When she asked her how the bruises developed, she could not narrate the incidents as she could not talk properly since her stroke.

However, Ghosh somehow managed to inform her daughter that Paik was not doing her duty properly. Sensing that something was suspicious, Ghosh's daughter and son decided to install CCTV cameras at home to monitor Paik's activity.

On Wednesday after returning home when Ghosh's daughter checked the CCTV footage, she saw Paik beating her mother. She informed the matter to her brother and later they got in touch with Patuli police station and informed them of the matter.

On Thursday morning, when Paik came to join her duty, Ghosh's family members detained her and informed the police, who came and detained her.

After Ghosh's daughter lodged a complaint at Patuli police station, Paik was arrested. Sources have informed that Paik has admitted that she used to beat up Ghosh.

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