A sessions court on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old man to 10 years in prison and fined him Rs 5,000 for drugging and raping a 26-year-old woman on several occasions in 2012 and 2013.
Nadeem Shaikh, a Mumbra resident, used to work as a compounder in a Unani clinic at Bhandup, where the woman used to come for treatment.
The woman is a Bhandup resident and she and her husband did not have children even eight years after marriage. The woman then started visiting the Unani clinic for fertility treatment where several doctors visit as consultants.
One day, when the doctor treating the woman was away, Shaikh approached her and introduced himself as a Unani doctor. Shaikh allegedly gave her a drug which made her unconscious and then raped her. He later threatened the woman that he had her video clip and if she did not continue physical relations with him, he would make it public. He then raped the woman on several occasions at various hotels at Bhandup between February 2012 and May 2013.
The woman and her husband finally lodged a case against him in May 2013, after which the man was arrested.
Investigating officer Dattatary Bargude said, “Based on the complaint, we managed to arrest the accused immediately and we also collected enough evidence, including medical evidence, to prove the case of rape in court.”