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.