Physically challenged woman allegedly raped inside PIMS ICU

A hospital worker has been suspended over suspicion of assault; three-member inquiry constituted to probe incident

Shahzad Anwar April 11, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A physically challenged woman admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Islamabad’s PIMS hospital was allegedly sexually assaulted, officials said on Monday.

The 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a hospital worker while she was admitted in PIMS ICY two days ago, sources said. The assault has been confirmed by the victim's medical tests, they added.

Capital Administration and Development Davison (CADD) Minister Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has constituted a committee comprising three senior medical professors to probe the assault.

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The minister said Kirshan Kumar, a hospital worker, has been suspended by the administration over suspicion of carrying out the assault while authorities have been directed to take strict action against the accused.

Administrator PIMS Fazal Mola earlier confirmed that the heinous incident had taken place at the hospital.