Mumbai: COVID-19 positive woman raped in quarantine centre

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A 40-year-old woman infected with coronavirus was allegedly sexually assaulted at a quarantine centre in Mumbai by another inmate.

On Thursday evening the woman lodged a complaint with Panvel Rural police station in Navi Mumbai.

“The woman was sent to the quarantine centre three days after showing COVID-19 symptoms. The 25-year-old accused, who is known to the victim, entered her room on Thursday afternoon and on the pretext of a massage sexually assaulted her,” said Ashok Dudhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-II).

“We have registered a case of rape under sections 376 and 354. The accused has not been arrested as yet since he has been quarantined and his coronavirus test report is awaited,” he added.

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