Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh:
A teenager was gang-raped, allegedly by a hospital worker and four others, in the ICU in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly on Saturday. She was admitted in the ICU of a private hospital five days ago, after she was bitten by a snake, while working in the family farm. The police have arrested a staff member of the hospital and are on the lookout for four others.
The girl was the only patient in the ICU when she was gang-raped.
“She narrated the incident after she was shifted to the general ward. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway,” senior police officer A Singh told news agency ANI.
The police have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the hospital staff and four of his aides. The CCTV footage of the ICU has been seized by the police.
The girl told her grandmother that a man in uniform and four others walked into the ICU when she was alone at night. They tried to forcefully give her an injection and when she fought them, the men gagged her and tied her hands and raped her, the teenager said. Her grandmother raised an alarm and complained to the doctors about the incident and the hospital authorities called the police.
Two weeks ago a ward boy and a medical student were arrested for allegedly raping a nursing student while she was admitted at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Bagpat. The 17-year-old student was raped at midnight, when her sister, who was attending on her, had gone out to get tea, police officer Shailesh Kumar Pandey told news agency IANS.
The accused took the nursing student to the emergency room on the pretext of running some tests and injected her with a sedative and raped her, said the police.
(With inputs from ANI and IANS)