ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences staffer who allegedly raped an under treatment 22-year-old girl was remanded for three days and handed over to the police by the judicial magistrate on Wednesday.
Krishan Kumar was arrested from Haripur on Tuesday by a team from Special Investigations Unit.
On Tuesday police said that Kumar was nominated in an FIR of a similar crime earlier. Past records of the accused Krishan Kumar collected by the police state that a rape case was registered against him at the Margalla Police Station earlier.
Hospital sources said that the male nurse had committed the rape act the night between Saturday and Sunday. However officials at PIMS tried to brush the incident under the carpet until news reached the media.
The hospital then came out clean, suspended the staffer and launched an inquiry on Monday. The girl from Swat was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit for the last one month, a PIMS spokesperson said.
Taking notice of the incident, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed an inquiry team, headed by Col (retd) Saifuddin, which dismissed an initial medical report, calling PIMS administration’s decision of informing police with a considerable delay by two days a ‘criminal negligence.’
The team said a strict action will be taken against the culprits. It also ordered DNA and medical tests of the victim again.
Police officials termed the delay in reporting the incident as tantamount to assisting the culprit to escape and loss of crucial evidence.
In the absence of medical evidence, a rape case is difficult to solve as the only evidence the court has is circumstantial: the word of the rapist against that of the victim.