Doctor, another held for raping student in hospital

New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Two people, including a doctor at a civic body-run hospital here, were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly gang-raping a student after promising her a job, police said.

The incident occurred at the Charak Palika Hospital run by NDMC at Moti Bagh in south Delhi where the 22-year-old student of Institute of Public Health and Hygiene was working as an intern. She was allegedly raped by the doctor, two of his assistants and one other person.

The arrested were identified as Afzal Khan, 40, a Medical Officer, and Krishan Pal, 53, a dark room assistant.

The other accused – Surender, 50, also a dark room assistant, and Dharam Singh, 40 – are absconding, a senior police officer said.

The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim, a student of a college in Mahipalpur area complained to Moti Bagh Police station.

“The victim in her statement said that she was doing internship in Charak Palika Hospital run by NDMC and she was lured by all the accused persons on the pretext of providing employment. She was later physically assaulted by all the four accused,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Manishi Chandra.

The victim said she was first gang-raped in the last week of October when Krishan Pal called her and offered to her find a job, but coerced her into a non-consensual relationship with Afzal Khan and Dharam Singh, Chandra said.

Condemning the incident, Hospital Director Ranbir Singh noted that the victim was not part of the hospital from last two months and did not complain against the accused to higher authorities but assured “necessary action” will be taken.