Hyderabad: The Chandrayangutta police have arrested two persons for allegedly indulging in black magic and raping two women in old city.
Syed Hasan Askari, a self-claimed faith healer and his son Syed Afroz allegedly trapped two women from Bandlaguda area of the old city under the pretext of curing certain illnesses their mother suffered from. With her recovery, the woman believed that Hasan Askari held powers.
The victim was earlier residing in Kishanbagh, Hyderabad. In the year 2005, the victim’s uncle introduced her to the accused, as her mother was not well. The accused used “black magic” on her mother and a few days later, her mother was cured.
With that instance, the women approached Askari each time they suffered from some ailment.
In year 2016, the victim divorced her husband after the accused told her that her husband had some evil influence. The accused made her family believe that there is a bad omen in their own house which would cause harm to their lives and in order to combat that, they were asked to vacate the house.
As a result, they moved to a rented house at Ghouse Nagar, Bandlaguda Hyderabad. Subsequently, on some pretext he made the two victims sell their house and took away their money.
“Hasan Askari used to chant some mantras, put lemons around her, and subsequently induce her into hypnotism and under that delusion she used to obey him. He then raped her repeatedly and did the same with her sister,” said K N Prasad Varma, the inspector of Chandrayangutta police station.
Under the pretext of removing the evil from her body, both the accused and son committed rape on one woman and also threatened her sister with dire consequences.