RAWALPINDI, March 16: A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by unknown men at a private hospital, police said on Saturday. A rape case has been lodged with Morgah police station on the complaint of the girl’s father.
According to the FIR, the girl’s father, who is an armyman from Haripur, said he had brought his daughter to the hospital on March 14 for an eye operation. However the doctors set the operation date for March 15.
He said when he received his daughter after the operation, she was bleeding.
He claimed he informed the hospital administration but they did not look into his complaints. He then shifted his daughter to Fauji Foundation Hospital (FFH) where the doctors carried out medical tests which showed that the girl had been raped.
After the rape was confirmed, a case was registered under Section 376 against the unknown men, the police said.
When contacted, ASI Muhammad Aslam Shahid, the investigating officer, said the girl was allegedly raped but police took her for medical examination to Benazir Bhutto Hospital. The report will be received on Monday or Tuesday.
To a question, he said they did not consider Fauji Foundation Hospital’s reports.
When contacted, the executive director of the private hospital, Brigadier (retired) Muhammad Rizwan, said the incident was in his knowledge but it had been wrongly reported with the police.
He said: “The father of the girl informed the hospital administration that a case had been registered on the report of the Fauji Foundation Hospital’s duty doctor who sent the case to the police after seeing the bleeding”.
“The girl’s father gave us a written statement that no case of sexual abuse occurred in the hospital,” the hospital’s executive director claimed.
To a question about the FIR, he said the case was registered on the basis of Fauji Foundation Hospital’s doctor’s report but the police took the girl for medical examination to Benazir Bhutto Hospital after which things would become clear.
“We have also formed a three-member committee to probe the issue internally. If there is any involvement from among the hospital staff, appropriate action would be taken,” he said.