Maharashtra sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of repeatedly raping her for over two years

Kolhapur: A prominent international-level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said.

Representational image. Getty images

Representational image. Getty images

According to Investigating Officer Dilip Tibile of Karveer Police Station, the complaint was received earlier this week from the 33-year-old sportswoman against a doctor living in Gulbarga town in north Karnataka.

"The complainant has said the accused has repeatedly raped for over two years with hopes of marriage and then reneging on his promise. The accused is absconding and we are on the lookout," Tibile told IANS.

The victim said she came in touch with the doctor via social media in December 2016 and after some time, he visited Kolhapur to meet her.

Later, he proposed marriage and since he appeared to be from a respectable background, she agreed to the proposal.

Subsequently, till March, he called her on two occasions to Goa and Bengaluru and sexually assaulted her, as per the complaint, said Tibile.

When she reminded him of the marriage proposal, he flatly refused to marry her, leading to a major argument.

Shocked by this, the sportswoman threatened to lodge a police complaint. However, he retorted by warning her of dire consequences on social media and even threatened to kill her, according to her complaint.

Taking serious note of the grievances, the Kolhapur Police have formed teams to hunt down the doctor, said Tibile.

The Maharashtra Police has sought the help from its Karnataka counterpart to help trace the accused and bring him to justice.


Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018 16:55 PM

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