Woman, 35, ‘is raped while undergoing surgery for haemorrhoids’ at a hospital in Pakistan
- The woman was allegedly raped at the Services Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan
- She was admitted to the hospital Friday and underwent an eight-hour operation
- After the procedure she said she realised she had been raped while unconscious
A Pakistani woman was allegedly ‘raped for hours’ during surgery for haemorrhoids at one of the country’s leading hospitals.
The 35-year-old woman was admitted at Services Hospital in Lahore on Friday where she underwent the procedure and was discharged later in the evening.
But after regaining consciousness following the surgery, the woman claimed she realised she had been assaulted and reported the matter to police.
The woman was allegedly raped while undergoing an eight-hour procedure at a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan (pictured)
A report filed by Lahore’s police contained a witness statement in which the woman claimed she was raped during the eight-hour operation.
‘I was admitted to the hospital for a surgery on November 24,’ the report read.
‘When I regained consciousness from the anesthesia that night, I realised I had been assaulted during the surgery.
‘It was an 8-hour-long operation but they discharged me from the hospital the same day,’ the woman told the police.
The Services Hospital in Lahore (pictured) is one of the regional capital’s leading medical institutions
She later started complaining about pain and bleeding from urinary tract. She said her sister took her to Sheikh Zayed Hospital where it was confirmed she had been raped.
‘As her pain increased at night, the woman was taken to Sheikh Zayed Hospital where it was found that she had been allegedly raped,’ the police report added.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday formed a three-member inquiry committee to probe the alleged rape.
DNA samples have been collected from the woman and the investigation is said to be ongoing.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid (pictured) announced on Monday she would be opening an inquiry into the incident