Indian-American nurse arrested for assaulting patient

CLERMONT, IL (TIP): An Indian-American nurse has been arrested in the US for allegedly assaulting a 92-year-old woman suffering from dementia, according to a media report. Hansmattie Singh, 47, a nurse at Clermont Heath and Rehab in Illinois, allegedly slapped a resident with dementia that left her with a bloody scratch under her nose.

The patient confirmed with the police that Singh had hit her. The patient told police that Hansmattie Singh hit her. But the nurse argued that the patient had to be force-fed due to low blood sugar.

According to the police, it was determined that Hansmattie Singh grabbed the woman’s face firm enough for her fingernails to leave scratches on her face.

The nurse was released after furnishing a $2,000 bond.

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