Amravati: A lab technician from Amravati district has been arrested on charges of rape after he took swab samples from a woman”s private parts when she went there for coronavirus testing. This incident came into focus on Thursday while the incident took place on Tuesday.
State Woman and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur expressed shock over the incident, and said strict action will be taken against the accused technician.
The women worked at a mall in Amravati. After one of the staff members there tested positive for coronavirus on July 24, nasal swabs of 20 to 25 other staff members, including the complainant, were takenat a testing centre in the district on Tuesday, Badnera police station’s inspector Punjab Wanjari said.
After taking the nasal swab of the complainant, the lab technician allegedly also took swab sample from her private parts, he said.
The woman later registered a complaint and the accused was arrested on Tuesday night and charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 376 (rape).