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Woman gang raped in Kolkata hospital

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Kolkata: A 24-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped by two employees of a hospital here, police said on Sunday. Both atatckers were arrested.  The incident happened on late Friday at RG Kar Hospital.  The woman, a resident of Murshidabad district’s Bahrampur, came to the hospital to visit a relative admitted there when the two accused – employed as liftman – pounced on her, police said.  “On the basis of her complaint filed on Saturday, we have arrested the two accused – Masum Ali Khan and Haider Ali. A medical test on the victim has been conducted and the report is awaited,” said a police officer.  The incident has created a sense of insecurity among female hospital staff as well as attendants of patients.  “I have to go to buy medicines late in the night. But after this incident, I would be afraid to venture out alone in the night,” said a female relative of a patient.