Girl ‘raped’ inside Godhra civil hospital,accused held

A 19-year-old girl visiting her relatives in the Godhra Civil Hospital was allegedly raped inside the hospital premises.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodara | Published:August 20, 2010 1:47 am

A 19-year-old girl visiting her relatives in the Godhra Civil Hospital was allegedly raped inside the hospital premises by a sweeper working in the hospital. While the accused has been arrested by the police,the hospital authorities have not yet taken any action against him.

According to the police,the girl’s relatives were admitted in the hospital after being involved in a brawl in Lasmaniya village of Godhra taluka. The girl,who is married,had come to the hospital with food on Wednesday night.

In her complaint,she said after delivering the food,she was advised by her relatives to stay back in the hospital as it was getting late. “Around 2 am,accused Mahesh Ratilal Harijan who is a sweeper at the hospital saw the girl sleeping on the floor. He allegedly gagged her with a cloth and forcibly took her to the store room adjacent to the ward. He threatened to kill her and then raped her,” said a police officer. “The girl shouted for help as he was trying to escape and her relatives got hold of him.”

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