Odishatv Bureau

In a shocking incident, police have booked a doctor and a ward boy of a government hospital at Mahanagar in Lucknow on charges of gangrape.

According to IANS, the police action comes after the alleged rape survivor filed a complaint stating that the doctor and the ward boy raped her on April 30 when she had gone to the hospital for treatment.

As per the complaint, the accused duo tranquilised the woman before raping her.

"An FIR of gangrape under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 376-D and other appropriate charges has been registered at the Mahanagar police station against the doctor and the ward boy," informed S.M. Qasim Abidi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), North. 

However, the doctor has denied the rape charge and pleaded innocence, said DCP Abidi. 

The woman had come to the hospital but she was referred to another medical facility, said the accused doctor. The doctor cliamed that he never met the complainant thereafter.

Meanwhile, this is the fourth rape case to have surfaced in the state capital in the last five days.

On Saturday, a 16-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly raped by two persons, including an auto-rickshaw driver, behind the Ekana International Stadium.

Later on Sunday, a 52-year-old woman filed a complaint stating that she was raped by staff members of an ashram on October 4.

On Tuesday, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her online friend, at the Lohia Park in Gomti Nagar.

(With IANS Inputs)