Mumbai: Thane Crime branch has arrested a practicing city doctor for allegedly raping a patient on the pretext of examining her.
The accused doctor has been practicing medicine since past 10 years and was currently working with a surrogacy specialist doctor who runs a fertility centre in Naupada.
The 21-year-old victim is a Dharavi resident. According to the Police, the victim who is a housewife visited the doctor working with the fertility centre to get surrogacy services.
“On Friday around 7.55 pm, while she was being examined in a room, the accused doctor applied some kind of gel to her private part and raped her,” adding, “When the accused forced himself on her, the woman raised an alarm. However, the doctor is alleged to have overpowered her, held her mouth and raped her” the officer said.
The victim in her complaint filed against the accused doctor stated that the doctor threatened her to face the consequences if she reveals about the incident.
The Naupada Police has registered a case against the accused doctor under sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506(criminal intimidation) of IPC.
Crime Branch unit-1 sub-inspector RD Shinde is investigating the case.
The victim was sent for medical examination after the registration of the case. The accused doctor was produced before the Magistrate was sent Police remand until August 22 said the officer.
“It’s a sensitive case and we are investigating it from all angles,” said an official acquainted with the case.