Sorcery is a belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world and myriad instances prove that any such experiment casts a doom on the very individual. A Hindu girl student of Class VII at Jayasree Tea Garden, P.S. Madarihat, Block – Alipur, District: Jalpaiguri has become the victim of such a felonious design; she was raped by two Maulavis or sorcerers.
This ghastly incident took place on March 28, 2013 at 9.30 am when the aforesaid two Maulavis or sorcerers visited the house of hapless Hindu child. The two Muslim radicals informed the girl’s mother (Hembala Barman) that their magical prowess could better the girl student’s performances in subjects like English and Mathematics. Such an assurance energized the impoverished Hindu family (bereaved of father).
To fetch both water and oil, essential for the black magic, Hembala went to her neighbor’s house and meanwhile, the two Islamists grabbed the girl student. Getting helpless before such an assault, the Hindu girl started screaming helplessly. Hembala, hearing it, rushed to her residence only to find ravishment of her innocent daughter. She, in order to save her daughter, attacked both Islamists with a hard and long stick and both got wounded.
All these were enough to raise a hue and cry among Hindus but local political pressure proved to be more dominant through subduing the Hindu grievance. Hembala was prevented from moving to the local police station, let alone filing an FIR.