A doctor from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman from Sikkim in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas area.
Four others, including a woman, were also arrested for trafficking the woman from her residence in Sikkim, and forcing her into prostitution. The arrested woman is also from Sikkim.
According to the police, the woman registered a complaint at the Hauz Khas police station on Friday morning, after which a police team conducted a raid in southwest Delhi.
Mehar Tej, 27, a neuro surgeon at AIIMS, and four others were arrested on charges of rape, human trafficking and buying or disposing a person as a slave.
In her statement to the police, the woman, wife of an army man, alleged that a couple from Sikkim, residing in southwest Delhi, had lured her to the Capital on the pretext of enrolling her into a beautician course.
The victim had met the woman, identified as Suman, while shopping in Siliguri, West Bengal.
She arrived in Delhi on February 20 and was staying in Munirka. Suman introduced her to a man named Sandip Chhetry. Suman later shifted her to a house in west Delhi, where she was confined for a week and allegedly raped by the two men.
The men also took her mobile phone and purse, among other personal belongings, she told the police.
On Thursday evening, Suman and Chhetry dropped the victim at the doctor’s house in Hauz Khas, where she was allegedly raped. She escaped and took an auto-rickshaw to the Hauz Khas police station, the police said.
She gave the police the doctor’s address and Suman’s contact details.
Sources said that Tej is a resident of Hyderabad and is a junior doctor at AIIMS.
The police also said that during interrogation, the woman collapsed and had to be admitted to a hospital.
“The woman was sent for a medical examination where doctors confirmed rape. The woman had to undergo a minor surgery and is recuperating. Her husband has also been informed about the incident,” said Prem Nath, DCP (south).
The accused have been booked under IPC sections of 370, 376 and sections 4, 5 of the Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act.