The Anti-superstition law at work.
About one-and-a-half months after the state government promulgated an ordinance against black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices, the Malegaon police on Monday arrested a 32-year-old man from Aqsa Colony area for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 3 lakh with the promise of doubling her money with the help of black magic. The accused was produced in a court, which remanded him in police custody till Thursday.
He was also accused of molesting a baby. The perp has been booked under rape and sexual assault charges and also under the anti-superstition law.
Khan is the fourth person to be arrested under the anti-superstition law since it was passed on August 25. The law was passed after rationalist and anti-superstitious crusader Narendra Dabholkar was murdered in Pune on August 20.