A doctor was arrested in Visakhapatnam on Saturday for allegedly molesting a woman patient at his clinic at Araku valley in the district, police said.
According to the police, the victim along with her brother had come to Araku valley on Friday for making some purchases but took ill and collapsed on the road.
She was admitted to Yoganandha clinic and while treating her, doctor M Sankara Rao, 45, allegedly molested her, police said, adding the victim left the clinic and narrated the matter to her brother and later lodged a complaint at Araku valley police station.
Dr Sankara Rao has been charged under section 345 (assault or criminal force to women with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police sources said Rao threatened the duo by claiming that he had good relations with left wing extremists and would punish them for lodging a false case against him.
Police Inspector K Kumara Swami said Rao was a government doctor and had taken voluntary retirement around two years ago in the wake of some complaints against him and started Yoganandha clinic early last year.