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Two doctors were arrested in Tamil Nadu over rape allegations of two women during Covid-19 duty. Know more about it.

Chennai police arrested two doctors of a government hospital for raping a colleague at a city hotel. Women had quarantined after Covid-19 duty. According to the police, the doctors, aged 35 and 28, had allegedly committed the crime in August amid the lockdown. They barged into their colleague’s room in the hotel and sexually assaulted her. They all stayed there as part of isolation protocols amid their Covid-19 duty. The incident happened in August. The victim was alone in her room when they attacked during the night. The victim had gone through a traumatic stage, had to go on leave for almost two months before joining duty last month.  

After the victim filed the complaint, the police registered a case against both doctors and arrested them. 

After the victim filed the complaint, the police registered a case against both doctors and arrested them. Shanthi Ravindranath, a member of the Doctors’ Association for Social Equality (DASE) says there should be zero tolerance for such heinous crimes. They should point out that sexual harassment cases are increasing in the healthcare sector. DASE has been urging for women’s safety for a long time as the majority of healthcare workers are currently women. The working conditions for women during the pandemic only worsened the already existing unsafe situation for women in the medical field.  

Shanthi also said that DASE along with Tamil Nadu Medical Students Association (TNMSA) has taken the issue of sexual harassment in medical colleges and hospitals to higher officials in the state. Mere transferring the accused will not bring any solution. The person committing such a crime should get punishment as per law. Committees such as the Health care workers welfare committee’ and a ‘state-level harassment prevention committee’ should be formed. Importantly, the Vishaka committee should properly function at each office.  

Two doctors were arrested in Tamil Nadu over rape allegations of two women during Covid-19 duty.

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