Hisar:Haryana police have arrested a 60-year-old tantric from Fatehabad’s Tohana town for not only raping at least 120 women but also making video clips of the rapes. Police said the tantric, Baba Amarpuri alias Billu, used the clips to blackmail the women and rape them again.
The cops have received at least such 120 clips, each with a different victim. The tantric made the clips himself with his cellphone. Sources said that a relative of the accused gave the clips to the cops in a CD.
Fatehabad women police station in-charge, inspector Bimla Devi said Amarpuri has been sent to police remand for five days. “We are in the process of getting details about his victims so that their statements can be recorded,” she said, adding that two women have come forward and are ready to record their statements against him. Amarpuri has been booked under various IPC sections, including rape, word, gesture or act obscenity and criminal intimidation. Sections of Information Technology Act have also been invoked.
“Amarpuri would threaten the women that he would make the clips public and force them to visit him multiple times,” Devi said.
The police said that another rape case was registered against him nine months back. Fatehabad SP Deepak Saharan told TOI that a woman, whose husband knew Amarpuri, had accused him of raping her inside his temple. The tantric, however, got bail in the case. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Amarpuri alleged he was being framed for not paying protection money to police. His real name is Amarveer.