A 14-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a person below the pretext of performing exorcism in Nizamabad district in Telangana, police mentioned on Tuesday. Because the information surfaced, a bunch of enraged girls activists barged into the workplace of the person, who additionally reportedly runs an area newspaper, and thrashed him.
A video of the activists attacking the person with footwear and dragging him out of his workplace premises earlier than police intervened and took him away went viral on social media. Some males additionally joined them in thrashing him.
The45-year outdated man, who allegedly practised sorcery and been claiming to supply ‘conventional treatment’ for illnesses, sexually assaulted the woman at his workplace premises on a couple of events and threatened that he’ll kill her mother and father if she knowledgeable anybody, a police official mentioned.
The woman’s household had taken her to the person in July for remedy of her well being points, together with physique ache. He gave some medicines and instructed the woman’s mom to deliver her each week for curing her illnesses.
The sexual assault got here to gentle on October eight when the mom took the woman to a hospital after she complained of abdomen ache and a physician discovered an infection in her genitals. Later, she revealed the sexual assault by the person.
Throughout preliminary investigation, it emerged the accused had been claiming to supply treatment for numerous illnesses via exorcism apart from conventional medicines claiming that he learnt it from his household elders, the police official mentioned.
Following a criticism, the police registered a case on cost of dishonest, rape below related IPC sections in opposition to the person, who’s being questioned.
The woman has been shifted to a hospital and a medical examination was being performed to determine if she was pregnant, the official added.