THANE: A city doctor has been arrested by the crime branch on charges of raping a patient, reported Times of India.
The police said the accused doctor is assisting another surrogacy specialist doctor who runs a fertility centre in the Naupada area and has been in practice for around 10 years.
According to police, the 21-year-old victim is a housewife and a resident of Dharavi and had gone to the doctor affiliated with the fertility centre to get surrogate 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, stripped her naked and raped her,” said the officer, quoting the complaint by the victim. “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 victim also stated in her complaint that the doctor threatened that if she told anyone about the incident, she will face the consequences.
A case was registered with the Naupada police, following which the doctor was charged under IPC Sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation), the police said. Investigations are now being carried out by sub-inspector RD Shinde, a lady police officer of the crime branch unit-1.
The woman has been sent for a medical examination and the accused was produced before a magistrate on Saturday and has been remanded in police custody till August 22, the officer said.
“It’s a sensitive case and we are investigating it from all angles,” said a police official privy to the investigation.