Mumbai Crime: 55-year old doctor rapes model in Versova; arrested

Updated: May 09, 2019, 09:48 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

A 55-year-old doctor rented a house in Versova and raped and blackmailed a 22-year-old model in Chembur

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A 55-year-old doctor was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping and blackmailing a 22-year-old model from Chembur. According to the police, the woman and the doctor met each other through a mutual friend at the end of 2017, after which they became friends. The woman was going through a skin problem in 2017 and was looking for a dermatologist regarding the treatment when one of her friends referred her to the accused. She approached him for the treatment and eventually, they became friends.

According to the Hindustan Times, the doctor rented a house in Versova and called the victim to meet him there. “During investigations, we found that some amount of money was transferred to the woman’s account by the doctor. The complainant said that the doctor, on one occasion, took some pictures of her, eventually using it to blackmail her,” said a police officer.

The accused allegedly raped the victim and used the photographs to blackmail her. A complaint was filed last week, after which the police arrested the accused on Sunday from Chembur. The investigation is underway and the police are gathering evidence to file a charge-sheet against the accused. “We have interrogated the doctor and we will also be gathering technical evidence to file a watertight charge-sheet in the case,” he added.

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