PUTTUR: A black magician who was camping at Nehrunagar in the outskirts of the town, has been roughed up by the public after he reportedly attempted to outrage the modesty of a young woman whom he had summoned to his place for a special pooja on Sunday.
It is learnt, the young woman from Kalladka Veerakamba had earlier approached the sorcerer named Harishchandra on Saturday seeking to help her regain control over her lover who, according to her was moving around with another girl.
However, when the girl arrived on Sunday, the sorcerer, it is learnt, tried to outrage her modesty after letting smoke over her face and tying her hands. But for the good luck of the young woman, the locals who came to know about this, caught hold of the sorcerer, beat him up black and blue and handed him over to the police. The police however, reportedly left him free after lodging a petty case against him.
What has been gathered is that this man who was earlier in Karwar had joined work in a factory in Puttur two years ago. However, he had later ventured into painting profession and had then turned into a black magician all of a sudden and had even hung a board in a rented room at Nehru Nagar. He, it is learnt was quite popular and had recently even purchased bikes and cars.