A 60-year-old tantrik has been arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman near Moti Bagh in South Delhi on Monday night.

The victim was taken to the tantric, Hira Lal, by her husband as she had been suffering from some mental ailment. The tantrik visited their house and on the pretext of performing some ritual that could not be done in the presence of her husband, Hira Lal asked him to leave the room.

When the tantrik did not come out till late, the victim’s husband peeped inside the room to check and found that the accused was raping his wife. The victim was reportedly in a semi-conscious state. Subsequently, the police were called in.

Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and arrested Hira Lal on Tuesday.