[Ed. – Apart from the heinousness of the crime and the circumstances under which it was committed, it takes a real genius to sexually assault a patient with a deadly infection.]
A coronavirus disease … patient was allegedly sexually assaulted by an ambulance driver in central Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district on the way to a hospital on Saturday night, officials said.
Police said the suspect was arrested within hours of the crime, which has triggered an outrage and a political bickering in the Left-ruled state.
Two women from a family tested Covid-19 positive on Saturday evening and they were taken to a health facility in an ambulance, police said. There were no family members in the vehicle in accordance with protocols laid down by the Kerala government.
While one of them was admitted to a dedicated Covid-19 facility, authorities advised the ambulance driver to take the second woman to another hospital — just around 4km away.
But the driver took a detour and drove about 18km. On the way, he stopped the ambulance at a desolate place and raped the 22-year-old patient. …