Minor girl sexually assaulted and filmed at Covid care centre in Delhi
New Delhi: Minor girl at one of the Covid care centre in Delhi was sexually assaulted and also filmed by another male patients inside the facility in Delhi on July 15, said Delhi police. Police said they received a complaint from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), who are managing the centre.
In her complaint, the minor alleged that on the night of July 16, she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old inside a bathroom at the centre. She accused another 19-year-old patient at the centre of recording the incident on his phone.
A 15-yr-old #COVID19 patient was sexually assaulted by 2 boy patients at a COVID care centre in Delhi on the night of July 15. The girl filed a case on July 16 alleging that one boy assaulted her while the other filmed. Both boys arrested & sent to judicial custody: Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/WBfiBI0unp
— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2020
Additional DCP (South district), Parvinder Singh, said, ‘We have registered a case against the two men under the POCSO Act and IPC 376 (sexual assault). The accused have been arrested and sent to judicial custody but will remain in institutional care till they recover from the infection. We are investigating the matter further.’
Sources in the police said the girl was admitted to the centre with a family member earlier this month. The accused men were also admitted around the same date. The man who has been accused of sexually assaulting the girl was also admitted with a family member. After the incident, the girl told her family member at the centre about the incident, who then informed the ITBP doctors. Police were called and informed about the incident.
Both the men have been shifted to AIIMS. Police sources said the two men will be sent to jail once they test negative for Covid.