Police on Friday were searching for the body of a senior doctor of a government health institute who was allegedly killed by a former patient 12 days ago and his body dumped in the Najafgarh drain.
Police officers said Naresh (named changed) has confessed to strangulating T. Bikshapati, director of Central Research Institute of Ayurveda in Punjabi Bagh, as the doctor used to sexually exploit his sister.
The 53-year-old doctor’s family, in Andhra Pradesh, refuted the charge. Sharad Aggarwal, DCP (West), said the allegations against the doctor, posted in Delhi for the past two years, were being verified.
Police officers said Naresh had told them that his sister was introduced to the doctor during one of his visits to his home a year ago. “She wanted to become an IAS officer. Bikshapati told her that he could help her fulfill the dream,” said an officer. He would call the girl to his office and house on the pretext of guiding her and imparting ayurvedic therapy to sharpen her memory, police said.
Naresh came to know of the exploitation when his sister one day broke down and told him that Bikshapati was blackmailing her.
On March 9, Naresh called Bikshapati to his shop. “He started abusing Bikshapati and then strangled him to death,” said the DCP. A friend of Naresh, whose car was used to dispose of the body, was also arrested.