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Thursday, 29 October 2020

TB patient raped in Gurugram hospital

Our Correspondent

Gurugram, October 28

An unidentified employee of a leading multispecialty private hospital here has been booked on the charge of raping a 21-year-old tuberculosis (TB) patient, who was admitted to the medical facility on October 21, the police have said.

The victim, a resident of Mahendragarh district, is a college student.

On Tuesday, the victim’s father approached the police, alleging that one of the employees of the hospital had raped her daughter.

Sources said the woman was admitted to the hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing. Doctors had put her on a ventilator.

“My daughter regained consciousness on Tuesday. When I went to see her, she told him me through signs and in writing that she had been physically assaulted,” the girl’s father told the police.

Her medical examination was conducted on Wednesday. The report was awaited.

On receiving a complaint, a team from the Sushant Lok police station reached the hospital. Maqsood Ahmed, DCP (East), said: “The woman is unconscious. So her statement could not be recorded. A case has been registered under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC.”

A hospital official said, “The patient’s condition has been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. She was admitted to the ICU on October 21. The next day, she was put on a ventilator. After six days of treatment, the patient alleged that she was violated on the day of admission. The police were informed when we received a complaint from her father. The hospital is cooperating with the police and furnishing the required information.”

from The Tribune

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