Four days after the arrest of a doctor on charges of raping a colleague Dibrugarh, another physician has been arrested in the upper Assam town for allegedly raping a female doctor.

Dr Sunmoni Bhuyan, a registrar in the surgical unit of the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping a doctor working in a government hospital.

Police said based on a complaint filed by the female doctor, Dr. Bhuyan was arrested and booked under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the IPC.

The accused doctor has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra said that the victim in her FIR had accused the doctor of raping her and extorting money on the pretext of marriage.

“The victim in her FIR has mentioned that she was involved in a relationship with the accused doctor since 2018. She also accused him of tricking her into a physical relationship on a false promise of marriage. She also accused him of extorting a large amount of money from her during their relationship,” Mishra said.

On the other hand, the accused doctor during interrogation told police that he had an affair with the complainant had to cancel his marriage due to his parent’s opposition.

Dr. Bhuyan, a native of Dhemaji district, said that his parents had even threatened suicide if he marries her.

This is the second such case in Dibrugarh in less than a week involving a doctor.

On June 24, Dr. Nayan Jyoti Deka, a physician working in a private hospital in Dibrugarh was arrested by the police on the charge of raping a colleague.

Accused Deka, who hails from Western Assam’s Dhubri district, is a pass out of AMCH.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com