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Shocker As Covid-19 Patient Dies After Being Raped By A Nurse


Shocker As Covid-19 Patient Dies After Being Raped By A Nurse


In a sad development, a Covid-19 patient from India died after being raped by a nurse whilst in hospital.

The unnamed 43-year-old woman’s condition deteriorated rapidly after she told police about the rape attack at Bhopal Memorial Hospital, in the Madhya Pradesh region.

She was put on a ventilator and died later that same evening, police confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

Santosh Ahirwar, 40  was arrested in connection with the rape. He is believed to have also sexually assaulted a 24-year-old member of staff at the hospital and had once been suspended for drinking.

Ahirwar was suspended and is currently awaiting trial whilst being kept in custody.

According to The DailyMail, the woman was a survivor of the Bhopal gas tragedy – considered to be one of the world’s worst natural disasters – which killed thousands and exposed half a million to toxic gas after a leak from a pesticide plant in 1984.

Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy are seven times more likely to die from Covid than regular citizens.

Meanwhile, following her death, a group representing victims of the gas catastrophe slammed the hospital which is part of a collective managed by the government for pushing this heinous and criminal act under the rug and said that BMHRC bosses need to be held accountable for her death.

They further claimed that the family of the victim was not aware of the rape.

In mitigation, the police stated that the victim had asked them to protect her identity and therefore did not let her family know.

The group has since called for CCTV to be installed in the hospital and for anyone with a history of sexual assault to be barred from working there.

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