An aunt and her minor niece living in Shahdara area of the capital Delhi have accused a tantrik of raping and converting for years. On the complaint of both, two separate FIRs have been registered at Shahdara police station.
The victim woman claims that in the year 2005, when she was a child, she started having an epileptic attack. When someone asked a tantrik for treatment, she met a tantrik named Zakir. That tantrik first started coming to their house and then after subduing their entire family, exploited this woman for many years and later made her minor niece also a victim of her lust.
The woman said, “My date of birth is 1995. I started having epileptic seizures in 2005. I was young at that time. So someone told me that there is a tantrik near Jyoti Colony, Durgapuri Chowk, who has a cure for it. I went there. After which that tantrik named Zakir started coming to our house. My father was a school teacher. My mother was also a school teacher, who had died by that time. Zakir started visiting our house and he won everyone’s trust. He started putting Baba Ji’s throne in our house and sometimes he started taking some measures. He would take money from us in the name of sacrifice and say that to please Jinn, we have to sacrifice. When I was 13 years old, Zakir raped me for the first time. He said that all this was done by the devil and in this way he raped me for years and years. I also got abortion done four times. He also took my brother under his influence. He got his religion converted.
The victim woman further said, “My false affidavit was prepared, in which my date of birth was shown as 1985. Whereas my original date of birth is 1995. In all my school certificates and BA degree also my date of birth is 1995. Not only this, when my father died, it did not even allow his last rites to be performed. His body was buried in the cremation ground of Sunder Nagari. His body was buried after giving his name as Mohammad Yusuf. He even forcibly married me. While accepting my confession at home, married me, neither called any cleric nor any Qazi. Then he started claiming rights on me. He would not let me go out anywhere. On 17 June 2021, when I forcibly went to his house with him, he along with his wife and child beat me badly. I called my niece. Who made the PCR call. Then we were taken to GTB Enclave police station. When we told them the whole story, then the police did not give us any response at first. After that said that your matter is of Shahdara police station. Go there and write your report. We went to Shahdara police station. There I narrated my ordeal and my niece also told the police that wrong has happened to me too, but the police said that FIR will be registered against either of them. Whoever wants to get his FIR registered, he should get it done.”
The woman further said, “Then I put all my ordeal in front of the police and then my FIR was registered. But even in that, the police has left a lot of loopholes in many places, so that Zakir can get the benefit and he has also got the benefit. He has also got anticipatory bail from the court. The police did not listen to my niece’s complaint and did not take any action on her. When the statements were made before the magistrate in the court. My niece was also present by my side. When she narrated the whole incident in front of the magistrate, then only on the behest of the court, the police had to register an FIR against my niece.
The woman’s niece said, “My date of birth is 2005. My mom and dad didn’t have a good relationship. After which my mother started living at Nana’s house only. When I came in the fourth grade, Zakir did wrong things with me for the first time and after that he started doing wrong things with me continuously. But in 2017-18 I could not bear all this and I started opposing it. He has also made many cuts on my hand with the blade. He used to say that those who have to offer your blood in sacrifice, otherwise he will continue to trouble you all. He has slashed my hand several times with a blade and then he used to wipe my blood with a cloth and say that it is done. He did wrong many times with my aunt in front of me too. On June 17, when my aunt was being assaulted in front of me, I could not hold back and I called the police. Before that my aunt had also made a PCR call. The police didn’t help us.”
The victim further said, “Shahdara police station also did not treat us well. FIR should have been registered on the complaint of both of us on the very first day, but the police did not do so. My FIR happened on the day the court told the police. I am 16 years old now, but the police have written my age as 21 years in the FIR, while I also showed the papers related to my education to the police. The police have deliberately committed so many mistakes, which directly benefited Zakir. Zakir has ruined our entire family by entering our house and has been raping me and my aunt for years. We want justice. Zakir had prepared a false affidavit of my aunt and got her converted. But couldn’t do that to me. But used to tell me also that you are also a Muslim and follow the same religion. My maternal grandfather did not convert in any way anywhere. Even after this, the body of my maternal grandfather was buried in the graveyard of Sunder Nagri.
On this the working president of United Hindu Front, J.Ya Bhagwan Goyal said, “The case of these two victims came before us. Both met us and they told that a tantrik named Zakir has done wrong with them. Both aunt and niece were raped for many years. Both were tortured. He also grabbed the property that he had. Changed religion. We also spoke to the DCP of Shahdara district in this regard and the manner in which Zakir got the anticipatory bail, it also indicates somewhere that the police has shown a very lax attitude in both of these cases and Zakir’s Showed sympathy. In this matter, our organization will help these two victims and will do everything possible to get them justice.”
At the same time, social worker Dr Anita Gupta says, “This matter has come before us. We are going to help both through our NGO Maa Shakti. This case is about religious conversion and rape. Both have been tortured over the years. But the manner in which the police have omitted the FIR and despite the POCSO Act, the accused gets anticipatory bail, it is beyond comprehension.
Shahdara police station has registered two separate FIRs on the complaint of both the victims. In one case, the victim is a minor, in which the POCSO Act has also been invoked. But after the manner in which the accused got the anticipatory bail, the victims allege that the police have not only been negligent in registering their FIR, but have also benefited the accused. On this whole matter, the police say that the bail court has given, the police has no role in this. We have registered an FIR and are investigating the matter.
This whole story starts from 2005. The victim, who is an adult, alleges that in 2005 she was a child and she started having epilepsy. Someone told him that there is a tantrik in Durgapuri, who has a cure for it. She goes to that tantrik and then that tantrik Zakir starts visiting her house and since then their ruin also starts. The tantrik establishes the throne of Baba ji at their house and then controls the whole house. First makes this woman a victim of his lust for many years and then when his niece comes in fourth grade, starts raping her too.