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Mumbai doctor accused of sexually assaulting male COVID-19 patient; put in quarantine

A 34-year-old doctor has been booked for allegedly sexually assaulting a 44-year-old male patient of novel coronavirus admitted in the ICU ward of a private hospital in Mumbai.

The accused, an MD, had joined the hospital a day before of the alleged incident took place at the private hospital in Mumbai Central area.

The case is of inappropriate touching, a senior police official has said.

Acting on the complaint by the hospital, the Mumbai Police registered a case against the doctor.

Police said the accused doctor has not been arrested yet since he was in contact with a coronavirus positive patient. Instead, the doctor’s doctor has been placed in quarantine at his home. A call on his arrest will be taken after quarantine period, police said.

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