In an interesting case, a man was arrested for stealing a hospital register in a bid to save his friend who has been accused of rape. The Bengaluru police arrested a man for stealing the Medico legal case register from Bowring hospital in the city. The man identified as Zubair Akbar told the police he stole the register to save his friend who was accused of rape.
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Zubair confessed to stealing the register to save his friend Yusuf who allegedly raped his minor daugther on October 8. The Frazer Town police registered a case in this regard and arrested Yusuf under the provisions of POCSO. The victim was sent to Bowring hospital for treatment and medical a test. The accused was also sent for a medical test and both were registered in the hospital's medico legal case register.
In a bid to save his friend and to destroy evidence, Zubair learnt of where the register was kept in the hospital and stole it from the casualty ward on October 14. The doctor in charge soon realised that the book was missing and reviewed the CCTV footage. Zubair's act was caught on CCTV. A case was registed with the outpost police of the hospital immediately.
After almost a month, Zubair was finally arrested by the police. In his statement, Zubair told the police that he stole the register only to save his friend, a rape accused. The incident has raised questions over security measures at Bowring hospital.