Tuesday, October 19, 2010


A 26-year-old doctor of a private hospital in Navi Mumbai was arrested for allegedly raping a woman admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, police said. The accused, Vishal Vanne, resident medical officer of Lotus Hospital in Vashi, has been accused of raping the 30-year-old married woman in ICU on Saturday night, police said.

The victim, a resident of Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai, was admitted to the hospital after she complained of giddiness and fatigue. She was initially kept in the general ward, but was later shifted to ICU when her condition turned critical.

"The lady was in a semi-conscious state and could comprehend that she was being raped but could not resist the accused or raise an alarm due to weakness," investigating officer Rajkumar Chapekar said.

The victim narrated the incident to her husband yesterday morning, after which a complaint was lodged. According to police, preliminary medical reports have confirmed rape.

Vanne, who has been employed with the hospital since last December, would be produced before a local court later on Monday.

Meanwhile, the victim's husband has demanded that a case should be registered against the owners of the hospital for security lapse inside the ICU.

"There were no security personnel or nurses inside the ICU. Two other patients inside the unit were fast asleep due to heavy medication. We would investigate into this," Chapekar said.


A day after a doctor allegedly raped a woman in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Navi Mumbai, a similar case surfaced in the Capital. A 28-year-old woman, suffering from brain tumour, accused a doctor of Aakash Hospital in Malviya Nagar of molesting her thrice on Sunday. The doctor (26)was arrested and terminated from service.

The victim was admitted in the emergency ward of the South Delhi hospital on Saturday night after she complained of high fever.

"The doctor came to conduct a medical check-up around 11 pm. He molested me in the presence of my husband first. We ignored it thinking it was not deliberate," she said.

"After my husband left, the doctor returned and sexually harassed me. On Sunday morning, he repeated the heinous act. No nurse or fellow doctor was accompanying him during the check-ups," the victim added.