Mumbai crime: Family of minor booked for extorting doctor who allegedly raped her

The Mumbai Sessions Court ordered the police to file a complaint against a minor girl's family, who attempted to extort Rs 5 lakh from a doctor accused of raping her.

The judge Sanjay V. Patil passed an order directing the Mulund police to lodge an FIR after Dr. Jayesh Katira challenged his charge at a lower court. Katira, who owns a hospital was arrested on September 2014 after he was accused of raping the 17-year-old minor girl, who was employed there. The complaint was filed after judge's order.

The survivor and her family allegedly visited his house on September 7 and demanded a sum of Rs. 20 lakh in order to settle the case. They later agreed to decrease the amount to Rs 5 lakh.

After his bail Katira went to Magistrate's court as he was not entertained by police, which passed an order for the police to inquire into his allegations an file a report.

Katira challenged and the case was heard at Sessions. The judge Patil while passing the order observed that a case of extortion had been made and held the order of the lower court as being illegal. The police has booked the family of the girl for extortion. Katira has also approached the High Court to quash the case against him.

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