Police Monday said that it arrested a self-styled godman for sexually assaulting a fifteen year old girl in Hurpora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Giving details, Additional Superintendent of Police, Shopian Headquarters, Manzoor Ahmed Mir during a press conference told reporters that fake godman, Manzoor Ahmed Shiekh son of Ghulam Rasool resident of Imam Sahab Shopian used to befool innocent people, especially women by giving them amulets and purifying water.
“A minor girl suffering from some disorder was treated by this fake godman who provided her some amulets and purifying water. “The fake godman after coaxing and cajoling the minor kidnapped her. Police swung into action after the family members lodged a complaint in police station Hurpora and arrested Manzoor Shiekh. The girl was recovered by police and medical examination confirmed the rape,” Mir said.
Station House Officer, Hurpora, Mudasir Chodri 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.