The doctor, who now runs his own hospital, exploited his female sub-ordinate for two years by blackmailing her with video clips

Bhayandar : Sleuths of the Valiv police in Vasai have arrested the former Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) on charges of raping his junior colleague on several occasions for the past two years.

According to the police, the accused identified as Dr. Sunil Wadkar (38), committed the outrageous act during his stint as the CMO of the Vasai-Virar civic body.

The 35-year-old victim, who is a resident of Goregaon, worked as a junior doctor at one of the civic health post.

The accused would offer a lift in his car to the victim after duty hours. In her complaint to the police, she  stated that during one such ride in December, 2011, Wadkar stopped the car at a secluded spot on the highway and forced himself on her.

Wadkar, allegedly captured the photographs in his mobile and began threatening her for sexual favours on several occasions for more than two years.

“He allegedly threatened the victim of uploading her objectionable pictures on internet if she did not fall in line to his demands.” said a police officer.

Meanwhile. Dr. Wadkar who resigned from VVMC and started his own hospital in Nallasopara, continued sexual exploitation of the woman.

Fearing social disgrace, the woman remained silent for all these years.

Unable to bear the ordeal further, she mustered courage and registered a complaint against the doctor at the Valiv police station on Monday, following which the police arrested Dr. Wadkar and booked him under sections 376 and 506 of the IPC.

Suresh Golani

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