Kerala: A 19-year-old woman who tested positive for Covid-19 was raped  by an ambulance driver while taking her  to hospital on Saturday night in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.

On his way, the driver allegedly drove the ambulance to a deserted place and raped her, before taking her to the Covid centre.

Driver picked up the victim and another woman, a 40-year-old Covid patient, from Adoor.  the driver went directly to Aranmula, dropped the 40-year-old there, and then set off to Pandalam with the 19-year-old patient . On his way, the driver allegedly drove the ambulance to a deserted place and raped her, before taking her to the Covid centre Pathanamthitta district police chief K G Simon said.

The woman informed the matter to the staff at Pandalam CFLTC where she was taken to .
Police have arrested the accused, Noufal V (25) of Kayamkula , under IPC sections for rape and 108 ambulance service has terminated him from the service.

Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja said, “It is a shocking incident. The GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute, which operates the ambulance service, was asked to take action.’’