A woman, in her 40s, was allegedly raped by miscreants, while she was on her way back to home from Hospital after testing COVID-19 negative.
The incident has been reported from Charaideo district in Upper Assam. The alleged incident took place on the night of May 27.
According to reports, the victim was compelled to walk back to her home, which was 25 kilometres away from the Hospital, along with her teenage daughter, after the hospital authorities denied to facilitate her transport, even during the curfew hours.
The victim’s teenage daughter somehow managed to escape from the clutches of the miscreants.
According to the reports, a tea garden worker family of Borhaat Nagamaati area in Charaideo district of Assam, had tested positive for COVID-19 few days back and were admitted to Sapekhati Model Hospital.
On Thursday, the husband tested negative for COVID-19 was released.
A couple of days later, the wife and their daughter also tested negative for COVID-19 and were discharged.
As they were released during the curfew hours, the victim and her daughter requested the hospital authority for a transport.
But the hospital allegedly denied them the requested transport, which compelled them to walk back to their home.
Meanwhile, the Sapekhati Model Hospital authorities have denied the allegations saying that the mother-daughter duo cou;d have stayed back at the hospital for the night if they wished to.
Meanwhile, the police in Assam’s Charaideo have arrested two persons in connection with case.
The Assam Congress has blamed the State Government for the incident saying that incidents of crimes against women continue unabated despite assurances from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“The mother- daughter were left to fend for themselves when lockdown was in place. Wasn’t it the responsibility of the hospital and local authorities to see that the woman and her daughter reached home safely?” the Assam Congress said.