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Haryana: Officer's wife raped in IAF hospital

November 24, 2008 14:04 IST
Last Updated: November 24, 2008 14:07 IST

Wife of an IAF officer was allegedly raped at Western Command hospital in Haryana's Panchkula district and three persons, including two hospital nursing attendants, have been booked for the crime, police said today.

In a complaint filed yesterday, the woman, hailing from Ramgarh in Panchkula, alleged that she had gone to the hospital in Chandimandir on Saturday for physiotherapy. Once she was through with the treatment, she went to see one of her relatives who was admitted in the hospital.

On her way, the 35-year-old woman alleged that, she was dragged to a nearby room by three men, identified as Hottam Singh, Iftikar Khan and another accomplice, who raped her.

Singh and Khan work as nursing attendants in the hospital, police said.

She said Singh also asked her not to disclose the incident to anyone and threatened to make the footage of the rape incident public, if she did so.

The woman have been living with her son after her husband was recently transferred to Jamnagar Air Force Station in Gujarat.

A medical examination of the woman had been conducted and an FIR registered under sections 354 (outraging a woman's modesty), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and other sections under the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

Panchkula's Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Khirwar said an investigation into the incident was on and Army authorities have been informed. He said arrests in the case would be made soon.

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