Days after the loss of life of an 11-year-old woman, her 55-year-old father Abdul Sathar, and a 30-year-old Imam Mohammad Uwaiz have been arrested by the police in Kerala’s Kannur.
In accordance with the police, Mr Uwaiz satisfied the household to not search medical assistance on non secular grounds when their daughter fell sick.
“Now we have a witness, a relative of the Imam, who has said that the Imam was actively engaged in convincing the daddy in opposition to taking his daughter to the hospital. We even have the witness saying that the Imam has been concerned in such situations earlier, and allegedly has hyperlinks to deaths of 4 adults who have been suggested by him to not get medical assist” Kannur District Police Chief Ilango R advised NDTV.
In accordance with the police, the sufferer was affected by fever however she was not taken to the hospital. As a substitute, she was taken to the Imam, who gave her holy water and requested her dad and mom to learn Quran, and suggested them to not take her to the hospital, information company ANI reported.
The complainant, the brother of the woman’s father, had approached the police and in his assertion, had mentioned that three members of the family had additionally handed away in 2014, 2016, 2018 with out getting any therapy, the information company added.
The 2 accused have been booked for culpable murder not amounting to homicide underneath IPC, and the daddy has additionally been booked underneath Juvenile Justice Act. Additional probe is underway.
Regardless of a draft Anti-Superstition Invoice, Kerala is but to enact it as a regulation by the Meeting. Maharashtra and Karnataka are among the many states which have a regulation in opposition to superstition.
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