‘Baba’ rapes woman on pretext of helping her conceive child

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The Hush Post|11:10 pm| 1-min-read

A 48-year-old self-styled ‘baba’ was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of helping her conceive a child.

The accused, Ajay Chowdhari, was arrested late Friday night at Palghar in Maharashtra.

The 37-year-old victim in her complaint said she came in contact with the accused in May last year. He gave her a ‘taveez’ (an amulet) which he said would resolve her problems, police spokesperson Hemant Katkar said.

The accused allegedly raped her on several occasions till October this year. The woman said in her complaint that he convinced her that it would help her conceive a child.

However, the victim later realised that she had been cheated and sexually assaulted. She lodged a police complaint on Friday.

Based on the complaint, the accused was arrested and booked under IPC sections for rape and criminal intimidation, and provisions of the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act.

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