FIR registered, investigation under way
Three men were arrested on Saturday on charges of raping a woman patient at the Larkana General Hospital near the Chandka Pull, the police said.
On Friday night, the woman’s husband filed a complaint with the police and accused a doctor and three ward boys of raping his wife. “They gave her sedatives and then raped her during the operation,” he told the police.
According to the complainant, the 25-year-old was undergoing treatment for her broken leg.
An FIR of the incident has been registered under sections 376 [punishment for rape] and 34 [acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention] of the PPC at the Sachal police station.
The accused, including the doctor, his assistant and two others, were taken into custody, according to the police. The doctor was released after questioning, while the three other men were arrested.
The survivor told the police that she was conscious at the time of the rape, according to Larkana City ASP Ahmed Faisal Chaudhry. She said she could identify the culprits.
Chaudhry said that samples have been collected from the survivor and sent to a lab to confirm the presence of any external DNA.
“If an external DNA was found, it would be cross-matched with that of the accused’,” he said.
The arrested men are members of the doctor’s staff, according to the official. The police have sealed the operation theatre and retrieved CCTV footage of the hospital but there was no camera outside the operation theatre.
A local court remanded the accused in police custody for five days Saturday afternoon.
The police said they were further investigating the case.