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Indian doctor arrested for raping dengue patient in critical care unit

In her First Information Report, the woman had claimed that a junior doctor raped her between August 31 and September 2. Photograph: (Getty)

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Sep 09, 2016, 09.20 AM (IST)
An Indian doctor and a hospital attendant were arrested today over rape of a woman undergoing treatment for dengue at a prominent hospital in Gandhinagar, the capital city of western Gujarat state. 

In her first information report (FIR), the woman had claimed that a junior doctor raped her between August 31 and September 2. She was drugged by the doctor and ward boy (hospital attendant), the victim claimed. 

"The woman said in her FIR that a doctor who was treating her for dengue at Apollo Hospital raped her somewhere during three days before September 3," a cop told the Indian news agency PTI. 
 

Meanwhile,a case has been registered against the doctor under sections 376 (C)(D) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape, police said.

Apollo Hospital assured in a statement that the hospital authorities are cooperating with the police in the investigation.

"The ward where the incident took place has 14 staff members working round the clock, and is equipped with CCTV cameras. We are co-operating fully with the police which are examining CCTV footages and carrying out an investigation," Apollo Hospital planning and reporting officer, Ankit Hingu said. 

(WION with inputs from PTI) 
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