Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 7 (IANS) A day after the shocking news of an ambulance driver raping a young Covid-19 female patient inside an ambulance on Saturday night in Pathanamthitta district, another case of abuse surfaced on Monday. A junior Health Inspector in the state capital was arrested after he abused a female Covid patient who went to him for a Covid negative certificate.
The incident occurred when a 40-year-old woman working in Malappuram district returned to her hometown near Thiruvananthapuram.
She was asked to go into quarantine for a 14-day period and after it got over, she approached the Health Inspector for a Covid negative certificate.
The official asked her to come to his house near here where she was abused by him. The incident occurred on September 3.
The woman approached the Vellarada police station in the capital district and registered a complaint, but later it was found that the incident occurred under a different police station’s jurisdiction.
Following this, the Pangode police arrested the official.
The case has been transferred from Vellarada to Pangode as the crime took place in their jurisdiction. The Health Inspector has been charged under IPC 373, said a police official.