This Article is From Sep 09, 2016

Apollo Doctor Arrested In Gujarat For Allegedly Raping Dengue Patient In ICU

A doctor of an Apollo hospital in Gujarat's Gandhinagar has been arrested for allegedly raping a patient.

Gandhinagar: A doctor at an Apollo hospital in Gujarat's Gandhinagar has been arrested for allegedly raping a dengue patient in the ICU earlier this week.

The 21-year-old woman, who was admitted to hospital on Saturday, was allegedly raped by the doctor and a hospital worker on two days, in a section of the hospital where visitors have restricted entry.

She was allegedly assaulted first on Sunday, when the doctor, Ramesh Chauhan, 28, was on the night shift.

She has alleged that she had been given some drug before being raped, so she could not fight back. The ward boy who allegedly participated in the crime has also been arrested.

A medical examination has confirmed that the young woman was raped.

The police say she was heavily drugged and managed to reveal what had happened only yesterday, in a letter to her uncle.

"We are fully cooperating with the police. Since the investigations are, we would not like to comment on the incident," Sandeep Joshi, an official at Apollo Hospital, said.

The accused doctor is a Pakistani national who is on a work permit in India since last year.

He was granted a long term visa since his relatives are based in Ahmedabad.