Mumbai: A 27-year-old married woman was starved and her menstrual blood was sold for Rs 50,000 for some superstitious tantric rituals in Maharashtra. According to police sources, this incident occurred in Saundana village in Beed of Maharashtra.
This incident came to light on Tuesday, the day on which the whole world celebrated International Women’s day. Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC Manisha Kayande raised the issue in the Maharashtra Legislative Council demanding strict punishment for the men behind the crime. An FIR has been lodged in the Vishrantwadi police station in Pune and the accused named in it include the victim’s husband and her in-laws.
The victim in her complaint alleged that during her monthly periods, she was starved for three days and her menstrual blood was collected and sold to someone for Rs 50,000 for some black magic.
The woman had a love marriage in 2019. But she alleged that her husband and in-laws were torturing her.
As per her complaint, her in-laws tied her up during her monthly periods, collected her menstrual blood using cotton swabs and sold it for Rs 50,000 to some person involved in the superstitious practice of witchcraft.
The Pune police have booked all the accused under the stringent Maharashtra Black Magic Act and other laws and further probe is on.
In January this year, a 28-year-old woman in the Sinhgad police station area of Pune was forcibly made to undergo bizarre rituals in a crematorium. She was compelled to drink a liquid laced with powdered human bones and ashes as part of some superstitious rites intended to enable her to conceive.