Gurugram: A 21-year-old tuberculosis patient was allegedly raped by a hospital staffer in Gurugram. The incident took place when the woman, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Fortis Hospital in Sector 44, was unconscious. The incident came to light when the woman gained consciousness and wrote a note for her father, informing him of the case.

The victim’s father reported the matter to the police on October 27.

The woman was admitted to the hospital on October 21 and was placed on ventilator, according to an FIR (First Information Report) filed at the city's Sushant Lok police station, which underlined that she was experiencing breathing difficulties.

Police are trying to find out if Vikas - the accused named by the woman - works at the hospital. She was sexually assaulted between October 21 and October 27, her father has told police.

An FIR was registered in connection with the incident at Sushant Lok Police Station on Wednesday. After receiving the complaint, the police rushed to the hospital to take the woman’s statement, but the doctors said that the woman was not in a condition to give the statement.

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According to news agency IANS, Deputy Commissioner of Police (east) Maqsood Ahmad said that the matter is being investigated. The hospital record, CCTV footage are being scanned.

“The victim is not in a condition to give her statement. The statement of the victim will be taken only after clearance from the doctors, he said.

“The case is being investigated. The parents of the woman do not even know whether the accused is an employee of the hospital or not. We are also questioning the hospital management about the incident. The situation will be clear only after the woman gives her statement. Further investigation is on,” the DCP added.

The latest incident comes weeks after the alleged rape, torture and death of a Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras triggered nationwide anger. The family alleged she was attacked by four men of the so-called upper caste. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court said the Allahabad High Court will monitor the probe.