New Delhi: An ambulance driver has been reportedly arrested for allegedly raping a woman who had tested positive for the deadly virus (Covid-19) while taking her to a hospital in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.
Police said the accused, identified as Nowfal, was part of the state health department’s “108 ambulance service”.
The alleged incident took place on Saturday night in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.
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The ambulance driver identified as Nowfal was taking two patients to different hospitals in the ambulance. First, he dropped off the other patient. “The ambulance driver diverted the vehicle towards an empty ground and raped the young woman, the complaint stated,” the police said.
The police said the driver was arrested within hours of the crime. The police also found that the accused was involved in several criminal cases earlier.