THANE: A doctor has been arrested here for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of conducting a test at his clinic, police said today.
The incident took place on Friday when the victim (21), a resident of Dharavi from neighboring Mumbai, visited the doctor, who runs an infertility center at Naupada here, sub-inspector of crime unit-I, Thane Police, R D Shinde said.
According to the complaint lodged by the woman, the doctor raped her while he was examining her ahead of a test. When she tried to raise an alarm by screaming, he held her mouth tight and also threatened her of dire consequences, if she disclosed about it to anyone.
Later, the victim lodged a complaint with Naupada police and a case was booked under sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC. Further investigations are being carried over by a woman officer of the crime branch, police said.