Woman claims she was raped during operation in Lahore


LAHORE: A woman claimed that she was raped during her operation in Lahore’s Services Hospital after which the police sent her samples to a forensic lab to probe the case.

The ‘victim’ in the complaint filed with the police said that she went to a local hospital for treatment for a pain in her private parts, where doctors took her to a surgical ward where she was injected with sedatives and operated on.

Upon her return home after the procedure, when she removed the bandages there was sign of any blood or pain.

After the complaint, police brought the victim to the Services Hospital on Sunday morning for medico-legal formalities, the medical superintendent (MS) confirmed, adding that a four-member medical board of lady doctors was formed for the medical checkup.

The MS further said the medical board failed to find any evidence of rape. The police later obtained her samples on the request of the victim.

Prof Dr Mahmood Ayaz, head of the Health Department’s inquiry committee, called the incident a “misunderstanding,” reasoning that they have found no evidence in the initial phase.

He said that the inquiry report will be completed by Monday, and added that the victim’s samples have been sent to a forensic lab for further investigation.

Moreover, Health minister Yasmeen Rashid has now taken notice of the incident and formed a probe committee into the matter.

Rashid said that if the suspects are found to be guilty then they would be taken to task as per the law.