Man held for outraging modesty of COVID-19 patient in Mumbai

A COVID-19 patient in Mumbai, who was quarantined in a hotel was allegedly molested by a medical coordinator.

Mumbai: A medical coordinator has been arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a COVID-19 patient quarantined at a hotel in suburban Andheri here, police said on Wednesday.

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The matter came to light on Monday when the victim called the police control room and lodged a complaint, an official said.

According to the police, the woman was quarantined at a hotel in Andheri MIDC area after she tested positive for coronavirus.

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The accused allegedly accosted the victim, tried to molest her and demanded sexual favours, he said.
Based on the victim’s complaint, a case under section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman) of the IPC was registered against the accused, who has been sent to 14 days in police custody.

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