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In a shocking turn of events, a 40-year-old woman was raped at a quarantine centre in Navi Mumbai.

A case has been registered at Panvel Taluka Police Station, Police Officer Ashok Rajput informed.

The victim was lodged at the quarantine centre as a Covid suspect while the accused was a visitor. According to a report in DNA, official sources have informed that the man who raped the victim was the brother of a man who was lodged at the quarantine centre. 

The accused had developed a kind of intimacy with the victim after he offered to help her if she needed anything. He tried to take advantage of his intimacy and visited her last evening. 

After Covid tests, the victim has apparently tested negative while the accused has tested positive for coronavirus. 

"The accused is arrested and he is tested positive today. We are keeping him under guard," Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Kumar was quoted as saying by the daily.