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Ex-medical officer held for ‘raping, blackmailing’ doctor for three years

The woman in her complaint said 3 years ago while he was serving as the medical officer, she had met him for an interview.

The Valiv police in Vasai (east) have arrested a former medical officer of Vasai-Virar municipal corporation for allegedly raping a 35-year-old female doctor for three years and blackmailing her. The victim approached the police on Monday and registered a complaint against the 38-year-old doctor.

According to the police, the woman in her complaint said three years ago while he was serving as the medical officer, she had met him for an interview. “The man had then spoken to her and a few days later he offered to drop her home. The woman agreed and travelled in his Skoda car. Dr Sunil Wadkar, who is a resident of Mira Road, raped her in his car and shot a few nude photographs of her. The doctor had then blackmailed her for three years that he would post her photographs on the Internet if she did not fulfill his demands,” the police said.

After he resigned from the post of the medical officer, the man still continued to rape her, she alleged. The officers said on Monday the woman had approached the police and registered the complaint as she could not bear his blackmailing. “We arrested the former medical officer under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal code. We produced him in the Vasai court, where he was remanded in police custody for two days,” said an official from the Valiv police station.

The officers have seized the computer of the doctor and are investigating to find whether the former medical officer had posted any of the victim’s photographs on the Internet. “We are recording the statement of the victim and gathering evidence in the matter,” said an officer.

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