Police have filed a case against a doctor for alleged rape and abetment of suicide in connection with the death of a teenage girl, whose body was found in his clinic in Mumbai suburb of Malad, an official said on Thursday.
The incident took place on December 28 at the clinic where the girl (age not disclosed) was working, the official said.
The girl was found hanging at the medical facility run by the doctor. After being alerted, a team of the Kurar Police Station rushed to the spot and sent the body to a civic-run hospital for post-mortem examination, he said.
The mother of the victim said her daughter had not committed suicide and claimed she had complained about the doctor’s rude behaviour, said the official.
Based on her complaint, the police have registered an offence against the doctor under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 376 (punishment for rape) and relevant provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), he said.
A probe in the case was underway.
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