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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 COVID-19 patient in ICU ward of Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai on May 1. Police, however, said the accused hasn't been questioned or arrested due to fears that he may be infected by coronavirus.

4th May 2020 | 11:51 AM (IST)
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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 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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4th May 2020 | 11:51 AM (IST)
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