In a shocking incident, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital in Gurgaon, where she was being treated for tuberculosis, the police said on Thursday.
As per officials, the incident took place between October 21 and October 27, however, the victim shared the incident with her father on Tuesday when he visited her in the ICU. She was admitted to the hospital on October 21 and has been on ventilator support in a semi-conscious condition.
“An FIR has been registered regarding the matter under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). She has named the accused and we are questioning all those employed at the hospital with that name,” said Inspector Bijender Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Sushant Lok police station.
“We are also scanning the CCTV footage from the cameras installed at the hospital but are yet to find anything suspicious. The accused has not been identified, and we have not been able to take the statement of the victim since she is not fit at the moment. She had alerted her father about the incident through signs and by writing the name of the accused. We are investigating the matter” he added.
The hospital released a statement on Thursday saying that they are “extending full cooperation” to the investigation.
“The patient was admitted to the ICU and from the second day of her admission, she has been on ventilator support. Six days after admission, the patient alleged that she had been violated on the day of admission. Post her complaint, we immediately informed the police. We have a zero-tolerance policy in such situations and are extending full cooperation and support including entire CCTV footage to the police,” the statement read.