A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by another patient while undergoing treatment at the quarantine centre in New Delhi, the capital of India.
According to the reports, police said the main suspect and the man with the rape video were arrested.
In this regard, the management of the quarantine centre said that the victim girl and both the accused were kept in quarantine due to the minor symptoms of coronavirus.
It should be noted that the quarantine centre in which the 14-year-old girl was raped, is India’s largest quarantine centre with a capacity of 10,000 beds.
Remember that the incident of rape took place on July 15.
Police said that they had registered a case against the two men.
“The accused have been arrested and remanded in judicial custody but will remain in the care of the institution till they recover from Corona,” said senior official Parvinder Singh.
He added that he was investigating the incident further.
According to several local media reports, the accused allegedly raped the girl in the bathroom.
The victim informed her caregiver at the quarantine centre about the incident and the concerned authorities called the police.
In April this year, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan arrested three suspects for gang-raping a woman in Quarantine.
According to the Hindustan Times, Rajasthan police had kept the woman in the quarantine centre of the state school. A similar incident was reported in mid-April.
A woman who was stopped at a hospital in the Indian state of Bihar’s Gaya district for testing coronavirus was allegedly gang-raped for two consecutive days.
The woman was killed in a gang-rape, after which police investigated the case and arrested a suspect.
A recent report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), an Indian government agency, revealed that one woman is “raped” every 15 minutes in India.
According to the NCBR’s 2017 report, there has been an increase in incidents of violence against women, rape, acid attacks, harassment and other gender discrimination across India and more crimes have been recorded than in 2016.
In 2017, a total of more than 360,000 cases of crimes against women and violence were registered across India, most of which were rape cases, the report said.