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Sexual assault on disabled girl at PIMS confirmed: minister

Tariq Fazal says male nurse Krishan Kumar has been arrested on rape charges, forensic results awaited

State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said an initial report has confirmed sexual assault at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

“Male nurse Krishan Kumar has been arrested for attempting sexual assault on the girl admitted in the ICU, and we are now awaiting a forensic report to have exact details of the incident,” he said while talking to reporters on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old physically challenged girl was allegedly raped by the hospital staffer after she was admitted in the surgical ICU for acute chest infection on Sunday.

“We have already constituted a three-member committee to investigate the matter and submit a final report [of the incident] within three days.”

Fazal said the process to dismiss the accused from job has been started, adding he had already been suspended from duty.

The minister vowed the accused will be given severest punishment for his abominable and heinous crime.

“Other staff found intentionally or unintentionally involved of negligence will also be punished,” he said.

Fazal added there were no eyewitnesses of the incident or footage since there were no cameras in the ICU to keep the privacy of the patients intact.

Earlier, while addressing lawmakers in the National Assembly, Fazal said that the government would make sure that such incidents do not take place anywhere in the country.

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