It Is A Curse For Society That Occultist Tantrik Rituals To Cure Female Infertility Are Still Prevailing: Allahabad HC
The Allahabad High Court has expressed shock at a case wherein a woman was subjected with gruesome rituals as advised by a tantrik (co-accused) to cure infertility causing her death.
“This is a case where the facts are not only shocking but show the mindset of male persons that when a woman has not conceived for many years, the only fault is of the women and not of men and for that women are subject to occultist rituals. It is a curse for society that such rituals are still prevailing in 21st Century.”, the bench of Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery noted.
The Court rejected the bail plea of the accused for allegedly subjecting the deceased with gruesome rituals as advised by a tantrik (co-accused) that she was repeatedly burnt by red hot Pinch.
Advocate Suresh Singh appeared for the accused and Advocate Markandey Singh appeared for the State.
According to post-mortem report, as many as 17 ante-mortem injuries including many burn injuries were found and immediate cause of death was coma due to ante-mortem head injury, a lacerated wound.
The Court observed that the mindset of applicant and co-accused who believe in occultism to be a cure of female infertility is of persons living in stone age.
“The mindset of applicant and co-accused who still believe in occultism to be a cure of female infertility even before ascertaining that it might be a case of male infertility, is of persons living in stone age and not in 21st Century, where science as developed to such extent that even infertility (of male or of female) may be medically cured…”, the Court said.
Accordingly, the bail plea of the accused was rejected.
The counsel for the applicant prayed for a direction to Trial Court to conclude the trial expeditiously. Considering this the Court directed the Trial Court to conclude the trial expeditiously.
Cause Title- Durvesh v. State of U.P