Fake ‘Godman’ Held for Rape

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SRINAGAR:  Police Monday said that it arrested a self-styled godman for sexually assaulting a fifteen year old girl in Hurpora area of Shopian district.

Giving details, Additional Superintendent of Police, Shopian, Manzoor Ahmed Mir told reporters that Manzoor Ahmed Shiekh son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Imam Sahab Shopian used to fool innocent people, especially women by giving them amulets and ‘purifying water’.

“A minor girl, suffering from some disorder, was coming to this fake godman for treatment. The fake godman once lured her to his residence for treatment and allegedly outraged her modesty. 

Police swung into action after the family members lodged a complaint in police station Hurpora against the fake ‘pir’. Manzoor Shiekh was arrested and the girl was recovered. A medical examination has confirmed the rape,” police official said.

SHO, Hurpora, Mudasir Choudhri said that the said fake godman had also been arrested in a kidnapping case in 2002. “Police has registered an FIR vide 62/2013 under section 363, 376 of RPC and initiated further proceedings,” he said. (CNS) 

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