Kerala: Woman, who was under quarantine, has alleged that she was raped by a health worker recently. The accused, a junior health inspector at a primary health center, was arrested on Monday and a case under IPC section 376 (rape) registered against him, police said.

A police officer of the nearby Pangode police station said the 44-year-old woman, who was working as a home nurse at Malappuram, had returned to her home at Kulathupuzha recently and was asked to undergo quarantine by the health inspector.

She also underwent an antigen test which was negative and was told by the man to collect the test certificate from his flat at Barathanoor, police said. The woman in her complaint stated that she went to his house  to collect the certificate on September 3 and was sexually attacked after being tied up and was allowed to leave only the next day.

The incident came to light a day after a 19-year-old woman was raped by the ambulance  has registered against the the health inspector by Women’s commission and directed to state Health secretary to initiate disciplinary action against him.