Called in House for Oblation, Priest Rapes Woman

By Bharat Khanna
Times of India
November 29, 2017

PATIALA: Police here have booked a priest for raping a 38 year old woman in her house while performing the oblation. The victim woman in her statement to the police had alleged that priest was called in house by her husband to offer the prayers and bring out a solution for the problems being faced by the family including the financial crisis and repeated fever to the victim.

She told the police that accused priest Vinay Sharma of Deep Nagar in city assured her husband of solution to their problems with his religious and occult practices. The priest send victim's husband outside home to bring some commodities required for the oblation while he send the children on roof of the house. Now finding her alone in the house the accused Vinay Sharma allegedly raped her and threatened her to kill her children if she revealed anything to anybody.

Police claimed that victim claimed that she was raped next day again by the priest who reached their house to collect his Rs 65000 fees for oblation and other practices.

"The woman revealed this to her husband three days after the crime following which they lodged complaint with us. We have registered a case under sections of rape against the accused and will nab him soon. The woman used to remain sick. Her husband is a jeweller by profession and took her to doctors number of times but all in vain. The couple had two children who were sent on roof of house by the priest when victim was raped," said, DSP Simranjit Singh Lang, who is posted as Station House Officer at Civil Lines police station.

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