Self-styled godman rapes teenager in Hyderabad, arrested

Hyderabad: The city police yesterday arrested a 25-year-old self-styled godman for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl.

According to media reports, the man claimed to have supernatural powers. A week ago, told her parents that their house had the presence of evil spirits and took them to a temple in Karnataka.

On 11 June, he visited the victim’s house to perform a ritual on the pretext of getting rid of the spirits. The man entered their house and sexually assaulted her.

The girl informed the matter to a family member, who lodged a complaint with the police last Friday. The police arrested the accused and have registered a case under IPC section 376 (rape) against him.

NT Bureau