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Pune Shocker: Woman stripped, smeared with ashes by her in-laws

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 August 2021, 16:10 IST
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In a shocking incident, a 31-year-old woman was allegedly stripped and smeared with ashes by her in-laws in Maharashtra’s Pune.

According to news agency ANI, the accused performed the black magic rituals initiated by a godman who assured the family that it would result in her giving birth to a male child.

A case has been registered against the woman’s husband, mother-in-law, and the godman at the Chakan Police station of Pimpri Chinchwad.

The victim’s husband and mother-in-law allegedly took her to a godman in Khed tehsil of Pune district, who asked the woman to eat ashes in front of him and also gave ashes to her mother-in-law to be smeared on the body of the woman.

After reaching home, her husband and mother-in-law allegedly stripped her naked and smeared the ashes as well as turmeric and kumkum (vermillion powder) on the body of the woman as a part of the black magic ritual.

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On the basis of the victim’s complaint, her in-laws were continuously harassing her for being unable to give birth to a son for the last four years. She further alleged that her in-laws also harassed her for dowry and had sent her back to her parents for several months.

The woman also complained that her husband had remarried so that he could get a son, without taking her consent.

Meanwhile, all the accused have been arrested and booked under sections 354, 498(a), 323, 504, 506, 34, 3, and 25 of IPC along with section 3 of Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013.

Further investigation is underway.

With ANI inputs

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First published: 31 August 2021, 15:55 IST