An ambulance driver in India has been accused of raping a 19-year-old girl while I took her to the hospital for being a patient with covid-19, as published Indian Express.
As reported by the authorities, the ambulance driver first picked up the young woman and then another patient also suffering from coronavirus. When the second woman got out of the vehicle since she had arrived at her medical center, the young woman and the driver were left alone.
At that time, the driver took the ambulance to a deserted place where no people were traveling and raped the young woman. When he left her in the hospital, he asked her forgiveness and told her not to tell anyone.
However, the victim did let the medical staff know when he arrived at the hospital. It was they themselves who reported the events to the authorities. The woman even had recordings of part of what happened.
The authorities have reported that the aggressor, whom they have identified as Noufal, is charged with attempted murder in 2019. The GVK Institute for Research and Emergency Management has also sent a statement announcing her dismissal.
The event has caused much indignation in the country. It has been requested from various feminist activism platforms that the Police draw up a report with the measures taken.
The president of the Kerala Women’s Commission, MC Josephine, also spoke. She explains that people with criminal records should not be allowed have access to positions related to the fight against coronavirus.