Mumbai: The Versova police arrested a 55-year-old doctor for allegedly raping a 21-year-old model, actor after she visited him for skin related treatment.
The police said that the accused also clicked objectionable pictures of the victim and later blackmailed her to extort money.
The investigation revealed that the duo first met in 2017 after one of her friends suggested that she approach the accused to seek opinion on her treatment.
After the complainant visited him, they became friends and subsequently the accused also rented an apartment for her in Versova.
The police said that there were some monetary transactions between the two and that the money was transferred from his account to her.
“The probe is underway to ascertain the nature of monetary transactions and the doctor’s role in the alleged crime. He was treating her skin treatment problem when their friendship developed and the alleged crime took place,” said an officer of Versova police station.
The duo met at various places including the rented apartment and it was then that he clicked her pictures that were used to blackmail her later, police said. The victim also claimed that the accused harassed and sexually assaulted her all the while, which led her to approach police and lodge a complaint.
The police received a written complaint a week ago following which they began probing the case and tracked down the doctor at his residence in Chembur. The accused was arrested late on Sunday.
The police have booked him for sexual assault and under other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced in a local court on Monday and was remanded in police custody till Friday.
Woman alleges rape on pretext of marriage
A 23-year-old film casting executive filed a rape case against her boyfriend for allegedly raping her after luring on the pretext of marriage. The man allegedly chopped off her hair after being confronted by the woman over his alleged relationship with another woman.
The Vangani police has filed a case against the accused after the complainant claimed that the man identified as Amit Shelar had consensual physical relationship with her at multiple locations in Mumbai, Vangani and Goa over a period of time.
The victim stated that she met the accused at a bar in Andheri. After few meetings, the duo had a love affair and during the period, they had consensual physical relationship, the complainant told police
“The duo lived together in a rented flat in Vangani, which the accused had arranged. The complainant claimed that Shelar had physical relationship with her after promising to marry her,” she told the police.
The duo also went to Goa and stayed in a hotel there however after they had a fight, Shelar returned to Vangni.
The police said that after the woman returned to Mumbai, she learnt about his alleged relationship with another woman.
The complainant confronted Shelar about the same following, which they had a fight.
Shelar then allegedly chopped off the victim's hair and threatened her. She then approached the Vangani police and lodged a complaint against Shelar.
The officials recorded her detailed statement in which she narrated her ordeal to the police. The officials are now gathering evidence against Shelar.
The police have filed a case against the accused for sexual assault, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation as per the Indian Penal Code.