The police have arrested a man for allegedly raping a woman in the name of exorcism, officials said on Saturday.
Superintendent of Police Yashveer Singh said the woman in her complaint on December 29 alleged that a man named Vakeel Raj Sheikh had called her on the pretext of practising exorcism and allegedly raped her when she reached his house.
Based on the complaint, a case has been registered against the accused under various sections of the SC/ST Act.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Vakeel Raj Sheikh from near a hotel on Saturday, he said.
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