A 19 year old girl was reportedly attacked and raped by an ambulance driver known as V Noufal on her way to the Firstline Covid Treatment centre in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India, on Saturday Night, September 5, after she tested positive for COVID-19
Noufal 29 year old, was arrested on Sunday morning September 6, after the victim told a staff of the hospital about the alleged incident when she arrived in Pandalam.
The Police said he had not obtained the mandatory clearance certificate before joining as a driver.
The attack in Kerala as ‘shocking’ and ‘inhuman’. as described by Health Minister KK Shailaja.
Health department official told The Indian Express that the driver is usually sent alone to a particular locality to pick up patients to limit the exposure of health workers.