KARACHI: On Wednesday, Gulshan-e-Iqbal police arrested a private hospital’s ward boy for attempted sexual assault on a physically challenged woman patient being treated in the ICU of the hospital.
According to details given by the police, the suspect was arrested after initial investigation which confirmed the claims of the complaint suggesting that the suspect attempted the crime and ran away after the victim put up resistance.
“Early in the morning a man approached the police with a complaint saying that his wife was attacked by a member of staff at a private hospital in Block 2, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,” said an official at the Gulshan police station.
“He told police that his wife was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening and by night the doctors shifted her to the ICU owing to her serious condition. The hospital administration asked the family to leave to return on Wednesday as no attendant was allowed with a patient in the ICU.”
The victim’s found her wife crying and scared when he returned to the hospital on Wednesday morning. On inquiring, the woman told him about the previous night’s alleged assault.
“The woman told her husband that in the middle of the night, the ward boy came to her” and attempted to assault her. “When she [resisted], he threatened her and locked the door of the ICU which did not have many patients. He attempted to molest her but ran away after she screamed. On a complaint, the police rushed to the hospital, identified the suspect with the assistance of the woman and arrested him,” said the official.
Police official said that the suspect had been arrested under Section 354 of the Pakistan Penal Code.