Teenage girl ‘raped by ambulance driver as she was driven to hospital with coronavirus’ – Latest News


Pandalam police said the shocking act reportedly took place after 10pm on Saturday night.

Police in the Indian region of Kerala said the attacker assaulted the girl in Aranmula in the Pathanamthitta district.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old V Noufal, reportedly attacked the girl while taking her to a Covid-19 First-Line Treatment Centre in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India

A teenage girl was allegedly raped by an ambulance driver on the way to hospital in India

The driver is alleged to have attacked the girl after she tested positive for coronavirus

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He is accused of violating the girl after being tasked with driving her from Kozhencherry district hospital to Pandalam Covid-19 First-Line Treatment Centre.

A teenage girl who tested positive for coronavirus was allegedly raped by an ambulance driver as he drove her to a specialist hospital in India.

The driver, identified as 29-year-old V Noufal, is believed to be a habitual offender with several criminal cases against him.

But instead, the ambulance driver dropped the woman off first at the hospital and parked the ambulance in an isolated spot.

As there were no vacant beds, the ambulance driver was assigned to take the girl to an emergency treatment centre and the woman to the district hospital.

Sources in India said a 19-year-old girl and a woman, 42, visited Adoor government general hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Bangalore Mirror reports Noufal removed his PPE, opened the back door of the ambulance and raped the girl, threatening her if she revealed the incident to anyone.

The girl told authorities who, in turn, informed the police.

He then dropped the girl at Pandalam and went to Adoor general hospital.

Health Minister KK Shailaja described the incident as “inhuman” adding “it should not have happened”.

Noufal was arrested on Sunday morning.

India has experienced a heightened spotlight on sexual crimes in recent years after a surge in high-profile cases.

An investigation has been ordered into the horrific crime.

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