Rape at Army hospital in Chandigarh

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Panchakula, Nov 24: An airman's wife was raped at the Command Hospital Chandimandir Cantonment of Army's Western Command near Chandigarh on Friday, Nov 21. A criminal case has been registered on Saturday, Nov 22. Panchkula Superintendent of Police Sandeep Khirwar said that the woman has undergone medical examination. "She was allegedly raped by some persons at the command hospital. We have got the lady examined at a civil hospital. Forensic samples have been sent to the forensic science lab for detailed reports," Khirwar said.

"Criminal case under Sections 376, 506, 294, 354 of IPC has been registered against the accused. She has been medically examined. But no one has been named so far. Army has given positive response and helped with investigation," Khirwar said.

"Preliminary tests have been done and the tests by forensic labs are still to come in," he added.

The victim, who had gone for physiotherapy, was allegedly dragged to an empty room near the Neurological Ward and raped by the duo.

The lady reportedly told police that a third person was filming the entire incident. After raping the woman, all the three threatened her and asked her not to disclose the incident else they would circulate the video clip.

Police sources, however, say that they have not arrested the accused as all are from the armed forced and police will have to liaison with the defence authorities.

Army officials have extended support to the police saying they will cooperate in the investigations.

Meanwhile, Defence Ministry has contested the rape charge. A ministry official said that the medical examination of the alleged victim under supervision of Haryana Police did not confirm rape.

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