Rape inside a hospital in Mumbai : Accused arrested

Mumbai : A man allegedly raped a 37-year-old woman at a civic-run hospital in Mumbai on the pretext of helping her fill a fee concession form, the police said today.

The accused, Deepak Annappa Kunchukurve, 31, a resident of Dharavi area, has been arrested, they said.

The incident took place on Friday on the fifth floor of the Sion Hospital building, a police official said.

The woman was taking care of her hospitalised sister when the accused, who had come to the hospital for some work, started a conversation with her and asked her to fill the form for seeking concession in medical bills, he said.

When the woman told him that she was unaware of any such form, the accused took her to the building’s fifth floor on the pretext of showing her the counter. He then allegedly raped her at an isolated staircase there and fled, Sion police station’s inspector Sanjay Popalghat said.

Based on the woman’s complaint, the police filed an FIR and after checking the CCTV footage of the hospital, they arrested the accused on Saturday, he said.

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