Dentist bitten by fear of rape smear
HELPING a woman in ‘distress’ proved costly for a Delhi-based dentist, who is now living in the fear of being implicated in a false rape and molestation case.
He has sought help from Delhi Police to prevent any such case against him. In his complaint to the police, he stated how a woman visited his clinic seeking free treatment on the assurance of paying the charges once she got a job. “After a lot of pursuing, I agreed to treat her for free for the sake of humanity,” he said.
After sometime, the woman again approached him seeking an advance treatment for free. This time he refused.
“I told her that it was very costly treatment and some lab charges were involved but she was not ready to pay a single penny. I refused her further treatment as it was highly costly,” stated the complaint.
Claims woman seeking free treatment may frame him
Requesting anonymity, the dentist told MAIL TODAY, “She came to my house sometime later on the pretext of discussing some issue. When I opened the door, she started shouting ‘rape’. My neighbours rushed to my house. I was very scared as she dialed 100 and the police came.”
He claimed the woman agreed to settle the case and took money from him. Amit Lakhani, president, Men Welfare Trust, said, “This is a classic example of misuse of rape laws in India wherein a complaint is filed only for the purpose of blackmailing and extortion. On a mere testimony, a complaint is filed and if the person doesn’t pay up and settle the matter, an FIR is lodged followed by arrest.” Sneha Agrawal/New Delhi