A 22-year-old nursing student was allegedly molested by a tantric on the pretext of helping ward off evil spirits from her body. The third-year nursing student filed an FIR with the Vejalpur police.
Dhruti (name changed) who lives her parents and siblings, was engaged to a man and in January this year.
During her visit to her uncle’s house after her cousin passed away, a man named Pintu Sharma of New Naroda, told Dhruti’s maternal uncle that she was possessed by an evil spirit.
Sharma asked Dhruti to get married immediately or her fiancé could die. He also proposed a ritual to ward off evil.
Sharma then visited Dhruti’s residence in Vejalpur where on the pretext of performing a ritual he took her to a room and touched her inappropriately. When Dhruti protested, Sharma threatened her that if she continued to oppose the ritual, it would kill her fiancé and asked her to keep quiet.
Sharma again visited the victim’s residence on Wednesday afternoon and on the pretext of a ritual he kissed her on the forehead and asked her to get intimate with him. He threatened her again with dire consequences if she disobeyed.
But this time, Dhruti’s fiancé also reached her residence and caught Sharma molesting her. Later Dhruti’s parents were called and on the insistence of the fiancé, an FIR was filed.