Surat: A city-based paediatrician has been arrested by the local police for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marrying her. The local court has sent him to judicial custody.
According to media reports, the doctor who owns a children’s hospital in the city was sent to jail after a complaint against him was registered at Sayajigunj police.
The case was registered by a woman who claimed that she first came in contact with the accused doctor through a matrimonial website. Due to family reasons, they could not get married and she was married to a Charted Accountant. She then shifted to Malaysia.
The women returned to Mumbai, the accused doctor contacted her through social media platform and asked her for a meeting. The woman agreed to meet him. They met in a hotel in Sayajigunj in 2013 where he allegedly raped her. The woman alleged that the doctor repeatedly raped her at several meetings in the hotel in the time duration of 2013 to 2017.
The complainant alleged that she became pregnant and two years back she delivered a baby boy. The woman did inform about the alleged incident to anyone but when the blood group of the child did not match to any of the parents, she had confronted her husband. She, then, explained her connection with the accused doctor.
The woman then approached the accused doctor who had allegedly promised to marry her did not go by his words. It was after his refusal of marriage the lady approached the police and filed the complaint against him.
The lady filed a complaint of rape and criminal intimidation against the accused doctor at Sayajigunj police station.
Following the complaint, the paediatrician was arrested from his residence in Singanpore area of Surat of the city, reports the TOI.
The local court sent the doctor to judicial custody.