Aligarh: A government doctor at Aligarh’s Deen Dayal hospital was arrested on Wednesday on charges of molesting and attempting to rape a 25-year-old woman, who was recuperating in the isolation ward after being tested positive for coronavirus.
According to reports, Doctor 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 Tufail visited the women’s ward on Tuesday night and allegedly touched the private parts of the patient on the pretext of examining her.
On Wednesday morning, the doctor again visited her and repeated the same act. The case was filed against him on the basis of a complaint lodged by the girl, who works in a private company in Delhi and had come to her home in Aligarh where she developed symptoms of coronavirus.
She was admitted at the hospital on 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.
Dr. AB Singh, the CMS of the DDU hospital has said that the matter came to the notice of the hospital authorities after the girl filed a complaint. The girl is a resident of Aligarh. Singh further informed that the police are probing the matteR.
Meanwhile, the Aligarh District Magistrate has confirmed the rape attempt has been made and police have filed an FIR. Chandra Bhushan Singh, the Deputy Magistrate of Aligarh has said that molestation and rape attempts have been made. he further added that the police have probed the case and the “incident has been found to be true.” The DM confirmed that an FIR was filed based on which the UP doctor was arrested by men in uniform.
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 state government for further action.