A 22-year-old woman alleged on Sunday that a doctor from BMC-run Rajawadi hospital forced her to abort her unborn child after raping her.
According to the victim, Dr Mangesh Gajakosh, 29, raped her on two accounts. "He had raped the victim in May in his cabin when she had come to show him her father’s medical reports. He raped her again in August after which she became pregnant. When he realised a month later that she is pregnant, he made her consume abortion pills without letting her know the reason for giving the medication," said the victim’s lawyer Komal Upadhyay.
The victim bled incessantly for close to a month after consuming the pills on September 4. She was rushed to state-run JJ Hospital from Nagpada police hospital for treatment by the police.
"The MRI reports of the pelvis area suggested that the abortion was incomplete and that remnants of the dead foetus were still in the womb," said a senior doctor from JJ Hospital.
While the police have collected the victim’s blood samples and remnants of the foetus for DNA analysis, Upadhyay alleged that DNA samples of the accused have not yet been collected.
"The case is more than a month old. I will look into the matter and then be able to comment on the course of investigation," said Quaiser Khalid, additional police commissioner (east).
"The incident came to light in October this year. However, Gajakosh had resigned a month before that," said a nurse from Rajawadi hospital on the condition of anonymity.
Sources said that Gajakosh who was booked under Section 376 of the IPC (rape) in October is lodged in Arthur Road Jail.