Sexual assault of COVID patient inside ambulance: Charge sheet filed in record time
Pathanamthitta: Police have submitted the charge sheet in connection with the sexual assault of a COVID patient inside an ambulance.
The charge sheet stated that the accused Noufal sexually assaulted the patient inside the ambulance.
The police completed the investigation within 47 days.The Investigation in the case started on September 5 and within a month and a half, the officers were able to submit the charge sheet.
The charge sheet consisting of 540 pages, was submitted in the Pathanamthitta Principal Sessions Court. There are 94 witnesses in the case. The accused has been charged with 8 sections including SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The accused, who is an ambulance driver, attacked the patient while he was taking her to a hospital at midnight. The charge sheet stated that the accused attacked the victim with the intention to rape.
Police nabbed the accused a few hours after the incident. The case was investigated by Adoor DYSP R Binu, under the leadership of Pathanamthitta police chief KG Simon.