Delhi care centre shocker: COVID-19 positive girl sexually assaulted by another patient

NEW DELHI: There seems to be no security for women anywhere in Delhi. This is a case of a COVID care centre in Delhi where a 14-year-old minor girl has accused a 19-year-old man and his accomplice of sexual abuse.

This incident took place on the intervening night of July 15 and 16 when the victim went to the washroom of the 10,000 bed Radha Soami Satsang Beas COVID care center in Chhatarpur, South Delhi.

Both the victim and the accused are residents of a slum cluster. Both were admitted to the centre along with their relatives.

The Indo-Tibetan border police (ITBP) has control of this centre, which also treats people with mild to no symptoms of the disease to prevent it from further spread. The centre mostly treats those people who are from the disadvantaged sections of society.

After the incident, the girl narrated her troubles to one of her relatives who was also undergoing treatment at the centre. After which the relative told an ITBP officer about the matter, who then sent it to the local police.

The girl has also complained that the accused associate recorded the assault on a mobile phone. She stated that the associate did not sexually assault her.

Based on the complaint, the police have registered a case against the accused and his associate under the relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POSCO) Act.

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