HYDERABAD: A man claiming himself to be a sorcerer and his associate were arrested by police on Saturday for assaulting a woman in Jaipur mandal of Mancherial district.
The accused, Duggala Shyam, made Rajitha’s family believe that she was possessed by evil spirits and that he would rid her of the same.
Rajitha of Kundaram village delivered a baby four months ago. As she has not been keeping well since then, her family members approached Shyam for help.
Police said Shyam, who arrived at the house of Rajitha’s in-laws, pulled her by her hair, slapped her and beat her up. At the end of what seemed to be an ‘interrogation’ of the spirit, he pushed the hapless woman on to a cot and left, cops said.
Police arrested Shyam of Shayamapet in Jammikunta mandal and his associate Pulikota Ravinder of Gaddipaka village at different places and handed them over to Jaipur police.—Sushil Rao