The Assam police arrested a self-styled godman who hugged and kissed women on the pretext of curing their problems, reported news agency ANI.
The incident took place in Assam’s Morigaon which has a number of godmen and faith healers. According to reports, Ram Prakash Chauhan aka ‘Kissing Baba’ claimed that he had ‘supernatural powers’ to cure the physical and psychological problems of women.
He also claimed that he acquired his powers from Lord Vishnu and his ‘chamatkari chumban’ could help women facing marital issues.
Chauhan’s mother was also arrested for telling people that her son had ‘therapeutic powers acquired from Lord Vishnu’. He used to practice at a temple and was well known in the village which is a believer of black magic for years.
The literacy rate in Morigaon is much lesser as compared to the other districts in the state and people are widely known to practice black magic.