A girl in Bihar's Madhepura district castrated a tantrik after he allegedly raped her on pretext of trying to 'cure' her. The tantrik is her maternal uncle.
According to a report in Times of India, the incident took place on July 2 but came to light on July 30 when an FIR was lodged with the all-woman police station in Madhepura, sources said.
Sumitra (name changed) had fallen sick at home on July 1. Her mother summoned her sister's husband Mahendra Mehta (35) who was a known practicing tantrik.
Telling them that Sumitra was under the influence of some supernatural power, Mehta took her to an isolated room in his home and tried to sexually assault her. When she protested, he allegedly gagged and raped her on July 1.
Mehta was a close family relative so no one suspected his real intentions. The girl also did not say anything, sources said. The tantrik visited the girl the next day when her mother was away and asked her to come to his house, police said.
Sumitra visited him on July 2 night armed with a sharp knife and cellphone. While his conversations were recorded on her cellphone, she castrated him. Though the tantrik tried to stop her she managed to wriggle out and escaped, police said.
She then approached the police with her family but they tried to hush it up, sources said.
A panchayat was then held and Sumitra was summoned. An FIR was finally lodged with mahila police station at Madhepura on July 30 after some political leaders intervened. The girl was also sent for a medical examination.
Madhepura acting SP Kailash Prasad said that on an FIR had been lodged after a statement from the survivor and orders were given for the tantrik's arrest who has since been at large