Assam doctor booked for raping colleague on pretext of marriage

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Dibrugarh police on Monday arrested a doctor of the Assam Medical College and Hospital for allegedly raping a colleague on the pretext of marriage.

The accused doctor is a registrar of the surgical unit of the medical college.

Based on a complaint lodged by the victim, Dibrugarh police had registered a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Dibrugarh district Superintendent of Police (SP) Shwetank Mishra told India Today TV over phone that the accused has been arrested following a complaint lodged by the woman, who is also a doctor at the medical college.

Shwetank Mishra said, “The victim had filed a complaint of sexual assault against the accused who committed the offence on the pretext of marrying her. The accused doctor and the victim woman were in a relationship since 2018 and their parents were against the relationship. As per version of the victim, the accused person denied marrying her and said he would not able to marry her.”

A local court in Dibrugarh has sent the accused to judicial custody.

This is the second such case from Assam’s Dibrugarh district in less than a week.

On June 24, a 34-year-old doctor, working at a private hospital in Dibrugarh, was arrested on charges of raping his colleague.

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