A 14-year-old girl has allegedly been raped in a COVID-19 treatment center in Delhi.

According to police said the alleged rapist was a 19-year-old fellow patient at the centre in the national capital.

The suspect and the alleged victim had tested positive for coronavirus and were patients at the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre in Chhatarpur, in south Delhi.

Police first registered the incident on July 16, when the girl’s family reported the alleged attack.

The alleged incident has been registered as a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) act.

According to police, two suspects have been arrested and are at a government hospital under judicial custody because they are being treated for coronavirus.

The girl is receiving treatment at a different government hospital, according to police.

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