PIMS rape case: Accused male nurse sent to jail for 14 days




A local court on Saturday sent Krishan Kumar, a male nurse at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to Adiala Jail on judicial remand for 14 days in the disabled female patient’s rape case.

Kumar was produced before federal capital’s Additional Sessions Judge Jawad Hussain Adil after his three-day physical remand expired.

Special Investigation Unit (SIU) requested the court to extend the remand by five days. However, the court rejected the request and sent the alleged culprit for judicial remand.

On Tuesday Kumar was copped from Haripur after he was suspended from service on April 11. He was remanded in Crime Investigation Agency’s (CIA) custody for three days on physical remand.

Allegedly, the culprit violated the patient on Saturday night last week at around 2 am.

The 20-year-old disabled girl is a resident of Swat who has been under treatment at PIMS for past two months. Violated girl’s mother alleged Kumar of raping her daughter.

It was reported earlier during the week that the administration did not carry out timely medical tests of the victim and bed sheets were replaced by the staffers.

Owing to delay, the DNA test came negative and the hospital’s authorities decided to conduct another test.

The second DNA test also failed to prove rape whereas family of the disabled girl asserted that the male nurse had raped her.

Medics said that it was impossible to prove a rape days after the crime. The symptoms could only be visible should tests be conducted within 24 to 36 hours, they said.