The video of him getting thrashed by the women’s group members has gone viral on social media platforms.

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news Crime Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 09:20

An astrologer was beaten up by a women’s group in Bengaluru’s Hanumanthanagar on Tuesday after they found out that he was cheating women by telling them stories and convincing them that he was their husband in previous births. He had also cheated a woman by taking a loan of Rs 40 lakh in her name. This, even though he was already married with a child, reported the Times of India.

The astrologer has been identified as Venkat Krishnacharya aka VK Achar, a resident of Srinivasanagar. He was arrested by Hanumanthanagar Police soon after he was accosted by the women.

The video of him getting thrashed by the women’s group members has gone viral on social media platforms.

Deccan Chronicle reported that the incident came to light after Venkat was being consulted by a 25-year chartered accountant professional to fix some “flaws” in her horoscope for a year, as she was not getting a bridegroom. The two would also meet often for healing sessions.

The women’s group was approached after the chartered accountant’s parents came to know about the astrologer’s claim. He had reportedly told her that she was his wife in their previous life and had caused her harm. This was the reason that they were separated in this life. 

“We have been told that several women are paying the monthly instalments for his loan,” a police official told The Times of India. However, police said there have been no formal complaints prior to this. After his arrest, police said that the accused has promised not to meet or keep in touch with the chartered accountant.

He had even taken a loan of Rs 40 lakh in her name and threatened to harm her if she divulged the information to anyone. Even then, she was ready to marry him. 

The activists alleged that Venkat would hypnotise women in distress and pretended that he had cosmic powers. He would also tell these women that they were his wife in three previous births. 

 

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