Bhubaneswar: An incident of a fake godman harassing women has come to the fore in Bhadrak district this morning.
According to reports, villagers caught a Tantrik Baba red-handed while he was attempting to rape a childless woman at Radhanathpur village graveyard under the Chudamani Police Station in the district. The villagers beat the Baba severely. The villagers rose to action only after hearing cries of the woman.
The Baba had asked to the woman to conduct a Puja on the village graveyard so that she would be able to be a mother in future. However, he attempted to rape the woman during Puja conducted at around 8 pm on Thursday.
The Marine Police have arrested the Baba, identified as Bhanu Kala of nearby Krushnapur village. Bhanu is now undergoing treatment at Basudevpur hospital, said reports.