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Ward boy rapes disabled girl, held

india Updated: Apr 21, 2013 01:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
violence against women

A ward boy at a hospital in Chinchwad, Pune, was arrested on Saturday for raping a disabled girl who was undergoing treatment at the hospital. Dr Varsha Vishal Sonawane and Dr Vishal Atmaram Sonawane - who run the Suyash hospital for the differently-able, were also taken into police custody for trying to cover up the matter.

Ward boy Subhash Bhausaheb Bhodad (22) allegedly raped the 22-year-old on Tuesday. Sensing something wrong, the doctors conducted a medical examination of the girl to confirm the crime. The Sonawane couple then locked Bhodade within the hospital and allegedly demanded Rs 5 lakh from him to hush up the matter.

Police investigation has revealed that relatives of Bhodade initially agreed to pay Rs 80,000 for his release. However, some of his relatives approached the police.

All this while, the victim's parents were unaware of their daughter's ordeal. The Sonawanes then tried to offer them Rs 1 lakh and free medical treatment of the victim. But the father chose to report the matter to the police, who then arrested the three on Saturday and got their custody for four days.

The girl was sent to a government hospital for medical test. Her statement is yet to be recorded.

Rohtak man booked for raping NRI sister
Rohtak: A 32-year-old NRI woman has alleged that she was raped by her brother in Sector-2 area of Rohtak.

In her complaint, the victim said she had recently come from Italy on vacation. On Friday, when she was alone at the house, her brother came and raped her.

The woman also alleged that after raping her, the brother forcibly fed her some poisonous substance.

Later, she said, she found herself lying on the road.

However, their father, who reached PGIMS to meet his daughter, claimed that it was a property dispute which forced her to consume poison on her own.

Doctors attending to the woman said they did not find any effect of poison on her even after keeping her under observation for several hours

DSP Virender Singh said, "We can only say anything once the accused is arrested and a thorough investigation is done."

Further action will be taken after getting the report of medical examination, he added.