Income Tax commissioner booked for raping doctor in Nagpur

Nagpur : An Income Tax (IT) Commissioner posted in Bengaluru was booked by Khaparkheda police here for sexually exploiting a doctor and also carrying out her abortion, a senior police official said.

According to Khaparkheda police, the accused was identified as Sudhadira Punnoswami Balan (35), a resident of43, MainRoad, Puducherry.

Balan was living in Nagpur for training at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) in 2019, while the complainant was working as a resident doctor at a Government hospital.

They befriended when Balan came to the hospital for treatment. When the lady doctor told him that she was preparing for UPSC, Balan gave his cell number to her. Soon after, Balan told her that he was unmarried and wanted to marry her.

On the pretext of marriage, Balan sexually exploited the doctor for several months and also filmed her obscene pictures. When the doctor got pregnant, he carried out her abortion. He also threatened her to make the obscene picture viral on social media.

On the basis of a complaint lodged by the doctor, Khaparkheda police registered a case under Sections 376 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said adding that further probe was on.