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Sikkimese woman raped; AIIMS doc, 4 others held

A 27-year-old married woman from Sikkim has alleged that she was raped by a doctor who works with AIIMS, police said on Friday. Police added that it is a case of human trafficking and forced prostitution. Five persons, including the accused doctor, have been arrested in the case.

According to the victim, she was brought to Delhi five days ago on pretext of a job by a couple,  identified as Suman (37) and her husband Deepak, alias Sagar (40). The police said, she had been allegedly trafficked from Sikkim with the lure of a job in a beauty parlour in the national Capital. The victim’s husband is a jawan in Gorkha Rifles.

She was residing in a rented accommodation in south Delhi’s Munirka with the couple. The victim told police that on Thursday morning, she was forced into prostitution and was asked to visit her first client late in the evening.

“An auto-rickshaw driver who was a member of the gang dropped her at a house in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas with a settlement of Rs 9,000. The victim was supposed to stay during the night with that person. The customer was identified as Mehr Tez (27) who works with AIIMS at the neurology department,” a source said.

Reaching his house, she narrated her ordeal to him and informed that she is a victim of human trafficking and is being forced into prostitution.

The accused told the police that initially he denied to avail her services but later when the woman agreed they had physical relationship. “In the morning, she left the house and after a few hours, cops reached his house at around 6 am,” the source added quoting the doctor’s statement.

The doctor hails from Hyderabad and is getting married in May this year. Based on the statement and medical examination of the woman that confirmed rape, the couple were arrested from their residence in south Delhi. Further, the auto-rickshaw driver and a middle man has also been held in connection to the human trafficking case.

“We are interrogating the four persons who belong to the same gang. It is yet to be ascertained whether more girls were being trafficked by them or not,” a police official privy to the case said.

Meanwhile, a case of rape has been registered against the doctor whereas charges of human trafficking and forced prostitution have been slapped against the four accused.
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