Tantrik Killed Couple: A man’s throat was slit and a woman stabbed to death while having sex in the middle of a forest near Udaipur, Rajasthan – their naked bodies seemingly smeared with superglue – that kind of stirred up a stir last week, which is rarely known in this region.
Police now say they have cracked the case, with the arrest of a 52-year-old tantrik or tantrik on Monday, offering suspicious details in the bizarre double murder.
Government teachers Rahul Meena, 32, and Sonu Kanwar, 31, were found dead last week in Kela Bawdi forest area of Gogunda police station area.
Both were married to different people and had an extramarital affair, said senior police officers Bhupendra Singh and Kundan Kuwaria.
Following the shocking discovery, around 200 people were questioned and footage from CCTV cameras installed at around 50 places were examined, officials said.
The police finally arrested a tantrik named Bhavesh Joshi. He said he was taken into custody and interrogated, following which he confessed to killing her.
Bhalesh Joshi, an influential figure in the area who counted businessmen and local politicians among his followers, was discovered by the people, according to the police. He said that he lived in a temple in Bhadvi Guda.
According to the police, Sonu and Rahul’s affair started after meeting in the temple. He told that Sonu often used to come in contact with Tantrik.
Police officer Vikas Kumar said that the affair caused discord in Rahul’s marriage and when his wife sought advice from a tantrik, he told her about his relationship with Sonu.
Police said that when Rahul and Sonu came to know, they threatened to file a molestation case to defame the tantrik.
Fearing public humiliation, Bhalesh conspired to murder him. Police said he bought 50 tubes of a quick-drying super glue for ₹15 and put all of them in a bottle.
On the evening of 18 November, promising some kind of detention, he called Rahul and Sonu and took them to a secluded place in the woods.
According to the police, he then asked them to have sex there to get rid of their troubles. He pretended to go away, but returned when they started and put superglue on them. After this he slit the throat of the young man and killed the woman.
When police were called to the bodies lying 300 meters from the road in the woods, they found the couple had been injured trying to free themselves from quick-drying adhesive. The man’s private parts were also seen to be chopped off and attempts were being made to burn the bodies.
Police said they were convinced of the involvement of the occultist when they found superglue residue on his fingers. He told that in view of his clout, when he was taken into custody, many prominent persons came to get him freed, but they immediately fled from there after getting the horrific details of the matter.