Sexual assault on disabled girl at PIMS confirmed: Tariq Fazal

An inquiry committee will submit comprehensive report within three days; accused arrested, state minister briefs media


News Desk April 12, 2016
An inquiry committee will submit comprehensive report within three days; accused arrested, state minister briefs media. PHOTO: FILE

State minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said an initial report has confirmed sexual assault at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

“Krishan Kumar has been arrested for attempting sexual assault on the girl admitted in the ICU, and we are now awaiting a forensic report to have exact details of the incident,” he said while talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old physically challenged girl was allegedly raped by the hospital staffer after she was admitted in the surgical ICU for acute chest infection on Sunday.

Physically challenged woman allegedly raped inside PIMS ICU

“We have already constituted a three-member committee to investigate the matter and submit a final report [of the incident] within three days.”

Fazal said the process to dismiss the accused from job has been started, adding he had already been suspended from duty.

The minister vowed the accused will be given severest punishment for his abominable and heinous crime.

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“Other staff found intentionally or unintentionally involved of negligence will also be punished,” he said.

Fazal added there were no eyewitnesses of the incident or footage since there were no cameras in the ICU to keep the privacy of the patients intact.

COMMENTS (2)

A z khan | 4 years ago | Reply Such culprits to be given a symbolic punishment so that others may not dare ,Besides I may sound conservative ,we must have laws to protect women in first place and a society where women feel fear of GOD ,and fear of moral degradation .
Ansari | 4 years ago | Reply It's alright. Attacker is not a Muslim. There is no point in making any noise. Let this incident pass under the table .. Freakin' LiberalZZZZ
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