Raped, starved, menstrual blood sold on pretext of black magic

In another inhuman incident where a 27-year-old married woman from Saundana village in Beed, Maharashtra, was brutally raped, starved and her menstrual blood was sold for Rs 50,000 for some witchcraft rituals, officials said here on Friday.

As per the sources, Shiv Sena (UBT) MLC Manisha Kayande raised the issue in the Maharashtra Legislative Council and demanded strict punishment for the perpetrators of the crime.

The victim woman has stated in her complaint that she was starved for three days during her monthly periods and her menstrual blood was collected and sold to someone for Rs 50,000 for some black magic purposes,” Kayande said.

She said that following the intervention of the woman’s maternal family, the Vishrantwadi police station in Pune has lodged an FIR against even accused persons, including the victim’s husband and his parents.

The woman added that since her love marriage around 2019, her husband and in-laws had been torturing her on various grounds though the exact reasons – whether dowry demands or others – were not available.

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