Bengaluru: A tantrik, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, under the pretext of curing her ailment, has been arrested by the police in Belthangady taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, on Saturday.
According to the police, Shekhara Nalke, an alternative medical practitioner and tantrik, raped the girl at his home. As the girl was suffering from some ailment, her parents, who are daily wage labourers, approached the tantrik. After checking her, he instructed her parents to stay outdoors. After an hour, they saw their daughter emerging out of the backdoor. She alleged that the tantrik sedated her and raped her.
The parents, who were afraid of the tantrik because of his powerful spells, however, approached the police. On the basis of the complaint filed by them, the police arrested Shekhara. The police said that medical tests proved the rape.