Sambalpur: A woman patient has alleged that a man attempted to rape her at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) hospital in the district today. The accused person’s identity was not known immediately.
According to available information, the victim hailing from Kalahandi was undergoing treatment in the dedicated COVID-19 hospital.
The incident took place late last night while the victim was asleep and the accused tried to outrage her modesty. Thereafter hearing the woman’s scream, hospital staff rushed for rescue and managed to nab the accused.
Following the incident, the victim has lodged a written complaint at the Burla police station.
On the basis of the complaint, a case of sexual assault has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway into the matter, said BB Bhoi, Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Burla PS.