Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh): A government doctor at the Deen Dayal Hospital here was arrested Wednesday on charges of molesting and attempting to rape a 25-year-old woman. The woman had been recuperating in the isolation ward, after she tested positive for coronavirus.
According to reports, Dr Tufail Ahmad, 30, was booked and later arrested from a hotel where he had quarantined himself after completing his duty in the isolation ward. The victim said in her complaint that Ahmad visited the women’s ward Tuesday night. He then allegedly touched the private parts of the patient on the pretext of examining her.
The doctor again visited her Wednesday and repeated the same act. The case was filed against him on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl. She is an employee of a private company in Delhi and had come home here where she developed symptoms of coronavirus.
The woman was admitted at the hospital Monday with COVID-19 symptoms and the test report confirmed the positive status a day later. After examining the CCTV footage, police said that the doctor went to the isolation ward without wearing PPE kit and gloves.
Circle officer of the Civil Lines police station, Anil Samaniya, said that the doctor has been booked under section 376 (2) d (takes advantage of his official position and commits rape on a woman in his custody) of IPC at the Quawarsi police station.
Additional City Magistrate, Ranjeet Singh, said that a report has been sought from the Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) of the hospital and it will be submitted to the Uttar Pradesh government for further action.