Doctor Arrested For "Raping" Colleague In Assam's Dibrugarh

The woman doctor alleged that the accused raped her in his room in the private hospital on Wednesday night after duty hours, an officer said.

Doctor Arrested For 'Raping' Colleague In Assam's Dibrugarh

The accused doctor works at a private hospital in Dibrugarh district, the police said. (Representational)

Guwahati:

A doctor working at a private hospital in Assam's Dibrugarh district was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a colleague, the police said.

The woman doctor alleged that the accused raped her in his room in the private hospital on Wednesday night after duty hours, an officer said.

A complaint was lodged the following day at the Borbari police outpost situated in the Assam Medical College campus.

"Based on the FIR of the complainant, we have arrested the accused doctor. He has been booked under section 376 (rape) and 328 (causing harm) of the IPC. The medical examination of the victim has been carried out and the report is awaited. Her statement has been recorded. The accused doctor is currently being interrogated," a police official said.

Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra confirmed the arrest of the doctor.

"We have sent the doctor for a medical test and waiting for the report. Our interrogation is on," he said.

The woman, who hails from a Union territory, has been sent for a medical examination, he added.