A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped during surgery for haemorrhoids at one of the country’s leading hospitals in Pakistan.
The 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.
A report filed by Lahore’s police contained a witness statement in which the woman claimed she was raped during the eight-hour operation.
The report read:”I was admitted to the hospital for a surgery on November 24.
“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.
She later started complaining about pain and bleeding from urinary tract. She said her sister took her to hospital where it was confirmed that she was 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 has formed a three-member inquiry committee to probe the alleged rape on Monday.
DNA samples have been collected from the woman and the investigation is said to be ongoing.