Delhi hospital staffer arrested for raping Afghan patient

The 19-year-old allegedly tried to rape the survivor as she slept next to her ailing mother

New Delhi: An Afghan woman, who was in India for her mother's medical treatment, was raped at Max Super Specialty hospital in South Delhi on July 24, an incident the hospital has confirmed. A 19-year-old employee of the hospital, Amar Singh, was reportedly involved in the case.

Delhi Police has arrested Singh, a housekeeper at the Max Hospital, Saket. He was produced before a magisterial court on July 25 and was remanded to judicial custody till August 8. The woman's statement was recorded before a magistrate on Wednesday.

According to the complaint filed by the woman, who hails from Kabul, Singh tried to force himself on her early morning on July 24 as she slept next to her ailing mother. At about 5 am she was woken up by a movement around her and noticed that Singh had came into the room and was touching her private parts.

Singh then tried to rape her. The woman started screaming, waking up her younger sister, who was also sleeping in the same room. The two sisters tried to overpower Singh, but he managed to escape, injuring the survivor in the process. However, the security guards on duty grabbed the man.

She lodged a complaint against Singh under sections 376 C (rape by any member of the management or staff of a hospital with any woman in that hospital), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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