A 31-year-old doctor of a private hospital was arrested for allegedly raping a Dalit nurse on the pretext of marrying her in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district.
"Medical officer of OP Jindal hospital, Dr Sudhanshu Gupta, was nabbed based on the compliant of the 26-year-old dalit nurse here on Monday evening," Raigarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Rahul Bhagat told PTI. Gupta was produced in a local court on Tuesday where he was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days, the SP said.
According to the victim, working as nursing supervisor at the hospital, Gupta raped her on several occasions in the past one year, while promising to marry her. When he refused to marry her stating that she belonged to a lower caste, the woman lodged a complaint against him with Kotra Road police station, the SP said.
After a medical examination of the victim, a case was registered under sections 376 (rape) of IPC and 3(1)12 of SC/ST Act against Gupta, following which he was arrested.
Chief Judicial Magistrate G K Neelam on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Gupta and sent him in judicial custody for 14 days, Bhagat said adding that further probe was on.