A PHE employee was arrested for raping a middle aged woman in the guise of tantrik in Samba district.
A senior police officer said that under the supervision of SSP Samba Benam Tosh, police has arrested PHE employee for raping a middle-aged woman in the guise of a ‘tantrik’ after inducing her to visit his house on the pretext of healing her skin disease with ‘tantra-mantra’ , ‘charnamrit’ & ‘vibhuti’.
Police has registered rape case FIR No 23/2023 under section 376 IPC at Police Station Ramgarh, district Samba on the directions of court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Samba and further investigation is underway, he said, adding that the victim had filed an application before the court of CJM Samba alleging therein that the accused had committed rape on her posing himself as a ‘tantrik’ possessing supernatural healing powers to cure her skin disease.
She further alleged in the said application that she alongwith her sister had gone to Baba Siddh Goriya temple, Swankha from where the accused took-in her to visit his house where he locked the door from inside, gave ‘charnamrit’ & ‘vibhuti’ to her due to which she got unconscious and the accused committed rape on her.
Court of CJM Samba ordered to conducted preliminary enquiry through police and on receiving the preliminary enquiry report, issued directions to police u/s 156 (3) CrPC to register FIR under relevant sections of law.
The arrested rape accused has been identified as an employee (Fitter) of PHE department namely Subash Chander s/o Durga Dass r/o village Rarian , tehsil Ramgarh , district Samba, he said.
He added that the arrest was made by police team comprising of SHO police station Ramgarh Sudesh Kumar and PSI Vikrant Kotwal under the supervision of Additional SP Samba Surinder Choudhary. (KS)