A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a self styled faith healer in Nishatpura recently.
The victim had gone to the man, hoping that he would help her husband get a job. However, he instead gave her drugged food and later raped her.
The police said the victim, who lives in Shiv Nagar in Nishatpura, had gone to Baba Kallu Shah, 55, on June 27. When she visited his place, he offered her a ‘bhabhoot’. As she consumed it, she fell unconscious. Later, the accused allegedly took her to another room in his house and raped her.
The victim returned home after the incident. Her husband had gone away on the day. When he came back, she confided in him about the incident.
Subsequently, the couple approached the police. Acting on the complaint, the police have booked the faith healer for rape. He has been arrested.
The victim’s husband has been jobless and looking for employment.
Shah is a local resident.
His antecedents are being inquired upon.
The police said the accused is being interrogated.
In the past, there have been several such incidents of tantriks’ involvement in crimes in the state capital.