The Pune police Thursday booked two persons under sections of the recently passed Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Human Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Ordinance 2013,for allegedly luring a 23-year-old girl to sit naked for some ritual. This is first case in the city for which the ordinace has been invoked.
The complaint was lodged at by the girl’s mother. The police then booked the suspects Maulana Sayyad Aalam and Hamida Ayub Shaikh ,residents of Shanti Nagar a. The police also invoked Section 354 of IPC against the suspects for allegedly molesting the girl. The police said the Maulana and Hamida contacted the girl about 15 days ago. They told her that they wanted a girl with long hair to sit naked for some ritual and promised Rs 3 lakh if she agrees. Senior police inspector Sudhakar Kate of Vishrantwadi police station said Hamida has been arrested. Maulana Sayyad Aalam is on the run. We have launched a search for him. The relation between Maulana and Hamida and whether they have done such an act before is being probed, Kate said.