Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Black Magic Rape, man held


PUNE: Yerwada police arrested a 45-year-old man for raping a woman from Yerawada after offering her a drink laced with sedatives.

The Yerwada police have arrested Shabbir Yunus Shaikh, a resident of Kondhwa. According to the complaint, the woman, who was facing domestic problems in 2015 after her husband fell ill, met Shaikh around Pune railway station. The accused allegedly informed the woman that he practised occult and he could help her with the domestic problems and her husband’s illness by doing some ‘exorcism’.

Later, the woman and her husband visited Shaikh. At his residence, Shaikh performed some tricks on her husband and handed over a black powder to her. He also visited her residence and offered her a drink laced with sedatives. He allegedly said that the drink contained some supernatural powers. She fell unconscious and he raped her. Shaikh then threatened the woman not to approach the police or tell anyone about the incident. He also threatened to kill her.

The Yerawada police have booked Shaikh for rape as well as under relevant provisions of the Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Act.


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