Recently, a Muslim baba, Akmal Baba, was arrested for raping a woman and her 14-year-old daughter in the Athwa area of Surat. The baba reportedly told the mother-daughter duo that he would cure her husband of some serious ailment if they indulge in sexual relations with him. For one year, the man raped the woman and her daughter. But the Times of India report on this says “Swami booked for rape of woman, daughter”. How come a Muslim baba becomes a Hindu swami?
This is not an isolated case. The Haryana Police recently arrested two persons – a 65-year-old tantric and his helper on the charges of raping a 19-year-old girl who was taken to him for treatment. The culprits are Muslims and their names are: Deen Muhammad alias Deenu and his assistant Daraab Khan. Deenu has three wives and 10 children. But the illustration accompanying the report shows a Hindu sadhu lecherously looking at a woman. The headline reads: Gurgaon tantrik, father of 10, held for teen’s rape.
In another Times of India report, the Maharashtra police arrested a 38-year-old self-styled godman for allegedly forcing several male devotees into unnatural sex for over a decade. The matter came to light after audio and video clips of the assaults went viral on social media with the accused, Asif Noori, sexually abusing men. A native of Parbhani, Noori lured men from districts in Marathwada such as Nanded and Parbhani. A report by Times of India suggested that the accused preyed on married men by claiming to have supernatural powers that he could use to resolve all of their problems. Similar to the earlier instance, TOI carried an illustration of a Hindu Sadhu with a tilak. The headline reads: Maharashtra ‘godman’ forces disciples into unnatural sex, held.