Bangalore, Apr 12 : A self-styled astrologer was arrested by police after he advised a businessman to get his two teenaged daughters to sit for a puja in the nude, reports Bangalore Mirror.
The businessman has a farmhouse in Yelahanka. Recently, a few animals and birds there died inexplicably. He found a few lemons, chillies and eggs inside the farm.
He suspected black magic, and sought the help of Kannan Swami, who ran Kalikamba Jyothishyalaya in the neighbourhood.
Kannan told the businessman that a special ritual was needed to be carried out in the presence of his wife and children to counter the black magic.
He did a pooja with the wife first and then told the businessman that his children should also sit for a special ritual in the nude. He did not want anyone else around.
This made the businessman suspicious. And then his his wife told him that Kannan tried to touch her during the pooja. The businessman got angry. He consulted his friends and the principal of his chidlren's school.
They probed Kannan's credentials, and learnt that he had been arrested by Peenya police for cheating unemployed youth on the pretext of sending them to Dubai for work.
They confronted him with this information, and when he failed to give a convincing reply, called the police.
Police have arrested Kannan and registered a case of attempt to rape and cheating against him.