HYDERABAD: In a shocking case, a 40-year-old mother and her 59-year-old maternal grandmother were arrested for allowing a fake baba to rape her 16-year-old daughter allegedly to ‘cure’ her.
According to reports published in Deccan Chronicle, when the father of the girl, a businessman came to know about the matter, he lodged a complaint with Petbasheerabad police against his wife, mother-in-law and the godman.
The two women believed that the fake godman is driving out ‘evil spirits’ from the girl, but under the guise of puja, he is sexually assaulting the girl.
He also developed an intimate relationship with the girl’s grandmother and later with the mother, TNIE reported.
“A year ago, the ‘baba’ was called to perform some puja. Following the puja, the baba, along with the woman and her mother, took the daughter to a Srisailam temple where, under the guise of puja, he sexually assaulted the girl. After that incident, the man continued to assault the girl sexually on multiple occasions even at their residence in Hyderabad,” Inspector DV Ranga Reddy told Deccan Chronicle.
Police booked cases under multiple charges including under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and hunt is on to nab the baba and his associates.