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Dubai: In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old nurse from an Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was injured after she allegedly jumped off from the first floor of her hostel located inside a medical college campus in Tilhar area of Shahjahanpur on Tuesday evening. The incident provokes social media, and many users are outraged by the negligence of the hospital authorities.

A Facebook user@Nithinkapadia commented: "An act of shame!"

According to the media sources, nurses and some nursing students at a Shahjahanpur medical college hospital in Uttar Pradesh staged a protest against the college administration after the incident.

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The woman jumped off the first floor of the hostel alleging torture, harassment and forced deployment in COVID-19 ward of the hospital by the authorities, reportedly.

Another Facebook user@Usmanshah posted: "Authorities should be punished, and such incidents should not happen in the future."

Talking to the media, officials said: "Senior police and administrative officials of the district interacted with the students and assured them of their support."

The nursing student recorded and shared a video claiming they were being forced to work in COVID-19 ward by the college administration and alleged mental harassment.

Subsequently, police have lodged an FIR against the principal and two other staff of the medical college and initiated investigation.

Confirming the incident, Shahjahanpur superintendent of police, S Anand said: "The incident occurred at Varun Arjun Medical College in Tilhar area at 6 pm on Tuesday. The nurse jumped from the first floor and was injured. She has been admitted to the medical college hospital."

The mother of the girl has filed a police complaint which states, her daughter was forced to work in COVID-19 ward and was not given protective equipment mandated by the central government.

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While talking to a news source, her mum said: "The management threatened to cancel her diploma. She was also threatened, and they put her under starvation."

Based on her complaint, police have lodged an FIR under section 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at Tilhar police station.