The Vakola police on Friday arrested a homeopathy doctor for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl. The victim, who resides in Santacruz (E), is a Class 2 student.
As the girl was suffering from a sore throat, her grandfather took her to Dr Virendra Dhoni’s (25) Sarojini clinic at Dawry Nagar, Vakola.
They reached the clinic at 11.30 am. As there were no other patients, the doctor took the girl in his examining room. “A few minutes later, the doctor came out and asked her grandfather to get some medicines from the nearby store,” said senior police inspector Anil Kharade of the Vakola police station.
According to the complaint, when the victim came out of the doctor’s room, she was unusually quiet. This roused her grandfather’s suspicion and he asked her what had happened. She allegedly told him that the doctor had raped her, and he immediately went to the police.
“We have registered a case of rape and arrested Dhoni. We will get the victim examined by medical experts,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (west region) Amitabh Gupta.
Police said they have not received any such complaints against Dr Dhoni.