Minor raped in COVID-19 Isolation Ward at Patna: Guard held

Minor raped in COVID-19 Isolation Ward at Patna: Guard held

July 16, 2020

Patna: A minor girl rescued from Barh Railway Station was allegedly raped inside the COVID-19 Isolation Ward of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) by a private security guard.

The incident took place on July 8 evening, the day she was brought to the PMCH Isolation Ward, but the Police were informed only on Wednesday after the survivor narrated her ordeal to a Child Helpline staffer who had gone to visit her. 

She was found alone at Barh Railway Station and handed over to Child Helpline authorities.

Pirbahore SHO Rizwan Ahmed Khan said, “The accused Mahesh Kumar (40), a resident of Danapur, was arrested from PMCH. He is a retired Army man who was working with a private security guard agency and posted at the PMCH.”


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