In a shocking incident, a girl who tested positive for coronavirus was sexually molested by an ambulance driver in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. The 20 year old girl was abused while she was being taken to the first line COVID_19 care centre at Panthalam. The police arrested the 108 ambulance driver Noufal, aged 29, a native of Kayamkulam in connection with the incident happened during the wee hours of Sunday morning, according to reports by regional media.
According to reports, there were two women patients in the ambulance and one of them was dropped at the Kozhencherry government district hospital, as per the instruction of health authorities. The driver took the second woman to the first line treatment centre and when the vehicle reached deserted area, the accused sexually molested her.
The girl reported the incident after reaching the treatment centre and lodged complaint with the police. The police took the victim's statement and took the accused into custody. The girl has been lodged in a special room at the centre while Noufal is under quarantine in the police station. Medical examination of the victim will be conducted today.
Noufal, is accused in a murder case and his criminal background is being investigated, reports regional media quoting police sources.
Usually, health workers accompany COVID_19 patients while being taken to hospitals or first line treatment centres. But the two women were sent with the ambulance driver during night.