A TOP cancer specialist assaulted his wife days after finding her having sex with another man in a car, a court has been told.

NHS consultant Devraj Srinivasan, 42, appeared in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He told cops to “come and arrest me” after the assault during a row about the couple’s divorce plans.

Srinivasan admitted that on July 28 at his then home in Magnus Drive, Dunfermline, he assaulted his wife by striking her to the back and the head.

Depute fiscal Catherine Stevenson said that at 9.45pm the couple were having “an argument over their divorce and separation”.

The woman decided she was leaving the room but Srinivasan approached her from behind and struck her on the back and the back of her head with the palm of his hand, added the depute.

She called 999 saying she had been assaulted.

The call-handler heard a male voice saying: “I confess to what happened. Come and arrest me.”

Defence solicitor Calum Harris said his client was a first-time offender and works as consultant oncologist with NHS Lothian.

He went on: “There were issues over an ongoing divorce. He found out in March that his partner was having an affair.

“She’s been in a relationship with this other man while she and Mr Srinivasan were still living under the same roof.

“He caught them having sexual intercourse in a car he had recently purchased for her. This happened two days before this incident.

“It’s a fragile situation. He’s been a consultant oncologist with the NHS since 2015.”

Sheriff Grant McCulloch said: “It’s an unhappy situation for everyone involved including the NHS and the patients.”

He said he would not be imposing a sentence at this stage as that could have “immediate implications” for Srinivasan’s career.

Instead, he continued the case until November 9.

He ordered Srinivasan, now living at Bramble Crescent, Dunfermline, to stay away from his former home until then.

Mr Harris said the defence would be seeking an absolute discharge.