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Doctor caught red handed while raping mentally ill woman

Thane: A doctor was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old mentally challenged woman at his clinic in Maharashtra’s Thane district. The incident took place at the doctor’s clinic in Badlapur west area. The victim had stepped out of her house to buy some essentials at a shop near the doctor’s clinic, when he allegedly lured her into the premises and raped her. When the woman did not return home, her family members went looking for her in the locality and found her footwear outside the doctor’s clinic, he said.

The family members entered the clinic and caught the doctor in the act and alerted the police. Based on the complaint lodged by the victim’s sister, a case under section 376 (rape) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was registered against the doctor.