Doctor, attendant arrested in ESI rape case

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New Delhi, Oct 15 (UNI) A senior doctor and a nursing attendant of a city hospital, where a woman doctor was allegedly raped last month, have been arrested and charged with medical negligence and destroying evidence, police said today.

ESI hospital's chief medical officer (CMO) Sunil Kumar Ravi and nursing attendant Hari Kishan Meena were arrested and later granted bail by a city court.

Ravi was arrested for preparing a fake medical leaving certificate of the 24-year-old woman doctor who was allegedly raped and left critically injured in the hospital premises on September 21, a senior police official said.

The other accused was arrested for bungling with the stomach wash samples of the victim and concealing crucial evidence.

The victim was returning to her hostel from the hospital after night duty when the incident took place.

The victim - a general physician of the hospital, hailing from Punjab - was found lying unconscious on the floor with needle marks on her arms and strangulation marks on her throat when her sister went to visit her.

She was admitted to the hospital's emergency ward but later shifted to Balaji Healthcare Hospital in Pashcim Vihar area of west Delhi.

After almost a month her condition was still serious and she has been declared unfit to give any statement to the police.

Police had initially only registered a case of attempt of rape and murder against unknown persons.

Police have still not registered a rape case and were awaiting her statement and reports from the forensic laboratory.

UNI

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